v. t.1.Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.
2.To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.
3.To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum.
We are enabled to distinguish good from evil, as well as truth from falsehood.
- Watts.
Nor more can you distinguish of a man,
Than of his outward show.
- Shak.
4.To constitute a difference; to make to differ.
Who distinguisheth thee?
- 1 Cor. iv. 7. (Douay version).
5.To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; - with by or for.
v. i.1.To make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; - with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.
2.To become distinguished or distinctive; to make one's self or itself discernible.
Verb1.distinguish - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
2.distinguish - 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"
3.distinguish - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him form his peers"
Synonyms: differentiate, mark
4.distinguish - make conspicuous or noteworthy
Synonyms: signalise, signalize
5.distinguish - identify as in botany or biology, for example
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