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Distinguish (IPA: /dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/)


Distinguish (v. t.)

Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.

Distinguish (v. t.)

To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.

Distinguish (v. t.)

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.

Distinguish (v. t.)

To constitute a difference; to make to differ.

Distinguish (v. t.)

To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.

Distinguish (v. i.)

To make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; -- with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.

Distinguish (v. i.)

To become distinguished or distinctive; to make one's self or itself discernible.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked." - English proverbs (alphabetically by proverb)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" For I do not distinguish them by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man." - Mind

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Hindi vowels do not distinguish between the capital and non-capital form" - Hindi

Example Sentence (Quote)

"If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat." - Jean-Paul Sartre

Example Sentence (Quote)

"If you can't distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldn't undertake philanthropic work." - Anton Chekhov


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