HyperDic: distinguish

English > 5 senses of the word distinguish:
VERBcognitiondistinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
perceptiondistinguish, spot, recognize, recognise, discern, pick out, make out, tell apartdetect with the senses
cognitiondistinguish, mark, differentiatebe a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
communicationdistinguish, signalize, signalisemake conspicuous or noteworthy
cognitiondistinguish, identify, discover, key, key out, describe, nameidentify as in botany or biology, for example
distinguish > pronunciation
Soundsdihstih'nggwihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > distinguish: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningmark as different.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
Synonymsseparate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart
EntailscompareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
Narrowercontradistinguishdistinguish by contrasting qualities
contrastput in opposition to show / show or emphasize differences
decouple, dissociateregard as unconnected
demarcateseparate clearly, as if by boundaries
discriminate, know apartrecognize or perceive the difference
discriminate, separate, single outtreat differently on the basis of sex / sex or race
have the distinctionBe distinguished from others of a similar type by virtue of a notable characteristic
individualize, individualisemake or mark or treat as individual
knowBe able to distinguish, recognize as being different
labeldistinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
labeldistinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
severalize, severalisedistinguish or separate
sextell the sex (of young chickens)
stratifydivide society into social classes or castes
Broaderidentify, placerecognize as being
Spanishdeslindar, diferenciar, discernir, distinguir
Catalandiferenciar, discernir, discriminar, distingir
Nounsdistinctiona discrimination between things as different and distinct / distinct
English > distinguish: 5 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningdetect with the senses.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsspot, recognize, recognise, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart
Entailsperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Narrowerdiscriminatedistinguish
resolvemake clearly visible
Spanishdetectar, discernir, distinguir, percibir, reconocer, sentir, vislumbrar
Catalanalbirar, detectar, dicenrnir, discernir, distingir, reconèixer, sentir
English > distinguish: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningBe a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
Synonymsmark, differentiate
Narrowercharacterize, characteriseBe characteristic of
Broaderqualify, characterize, characterisedescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
Similar tomarkDesignate as if by a mark
Spanishdestacar, diferenciar, distinguir, marcar
Catalanmarcar
English > distinguish: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake conspicuous or noteworthy.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymssignalize, signalise
Narrowersingularize, singularisedistinguish as singular
BroadermarkDesignate as if by a mark
Spanishdistinguir, señalar, señalizar
English > distinguish: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningidentify as in botany or biology, for example.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsidentify, discover, key, key out, describe, name
Entailsclassify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separateArrange or order by classes or categories / categories
Spanishdenominar, describir, descubrir, distinguir, identificar, nombrar
Catalandenominar, descobrir, descriure, identificar

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