distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)
mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
tell apart, classify, discriminate, spot, mark, differentiate, sort, signalise, enjoin, split up, key out, evidence, tell, break up, divide, come apart, single out, part, state, pick out, order, carve up, key, severalize, split, assure, speciate, separate, fall apart, severalise, furcate, dissever, signalize, assort, specialize, recount, class, identify, make out, specialise, branch, discern, secern, recognize, recite, name, disunite, recognise, narrate, describe, break, sort out, ramify, fork, discover, secernate, say
spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart(verb)
detect with the senses
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
discern, bang, have it away, screw, acknowledge, recognise, deal, grapple, get along, choose, greet, make love, discover, do, jazz, key, love, roll in the hay, separate, cut, neck, be intimate, signalize, accredit, name, pick out, eff, bonk, make do, spot, bed, do it, mark, have intercourse, realize, make out, manage, have sex, tell apart, select, secern, take, fill out, fill in, have a go at it, key out, tell, agnise, describe, secernate, sleep with, agnize, blemish, identify, contend, issue, fleck, hump, get laid, severalize, descry, have it off, sleep together, get by, signalise, write out, spy, cope, recognize, severalise, know, come, get it on, differentiate, complete, blot, fare, lie with, espy, realise, blob
distinguish, mark, differentiate(verb)
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
specialise, tell apart, punctuate, signalise, cross out, pit, spot, mark, commemorate, differentiate, speciate, key out, specialize, tick, nock, tell, strike out, notice, scar, score, brand, pick out, grade, key, severalize, strike off, separate, severalise, check off, cross off, signalize, tick off, pock, identify, make out, stigmatize, discern, secern, recognize, mark off, stigmatise, name, denounce, recognise, tag, describe, label, set, discover, secernate, note, check
signalize, signalise, distinguish(verb)
make conspicuous or noteworthy
sign, recognise, recognize, describe, separate, discover, point out, signalize, call attention, key, mark, differentiate, spot, pick out, key out, severalise, signalise, severalize, secernate, identify, secern, tell apart, make out, tell, discern, signal, name
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)
identify as in botany or biology, for example
account, detect, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, describe, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, identify, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, name, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, discover, secernate, severalize, hear
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The central idea of withdrawing makes abstract in common speech a euphemism for appropriate (unlawfully), purloin, steal. In mental processes we discriminate between objects by distinguishing their differences; we separate some one element from all that does not necessarily belong to it, abstract it, and view it alone. We may separate two ideas, and hold both in mind in comparison or contrast; but when we abstract one of them, we drop the other out of thought. The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted when the attention is divided among different subjects, so that it can not be given properly to any. The trouble with the distracted person is that he is not abstracted. Compare DISCERN.
The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.
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How to use distinguish in a sentence?
Apparently the Iranian regime is unable to distinguish between saving animals from committing espionage.
A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send checks to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas.
Unless/Until you distinguish yourself from the crowd you can't/won't make a difference. Yes! and once you've distinguished yourself, that's when you can begin to make a remarkable/legendary difference.
Until and unless you distinguish yourself from the crowd you can't and won't make a difference. Yes! and once you've distinguished yourself, that's when you can begin to make a remarkable or legendary difference.
You literally can walk into almost any non-union manufacturing plant in the United States and you'll see workers working on a line and not be able to distinguish who is temp from an agency and who is a direct employee of the company.
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- отличавам, различавамBulgarian
- distingirCatalan, Valencian
- rozlišit, rozeznatCzech
- auszeichnen, erkennen, unterscheidenGerman
- comharraichScottish Gaelic
- अंतर करनाHindi
- discernere, distinguersi, distinguereItalian
- 区別, 感知, 目立つJapanese
- diferenciar, distinguirOccitan
- recunoaște, distingeRomanian
- отличиться, отличать, отличаться, отличить, различить, различать, распознавать, распознатьRussian
- распознати, raspoznati, razaznati, разазнатиSerbo-Croatian
- ayırmak, seçmek, ayırt etmekTurkish
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