distinguish


distinguish

verb

Definition of DISTINGUISH

1
to understand or point out the difference in <even at such a young age, he could distinguish the calls of various birds>
Near Antonyms confound, lump (together), mingle
Antonyms confuse, mistake, mix (up)
2
to be an important feature of <muffin recipes distinguished by their ease and simplicity>
Synonyms distinguish, mark
3
to find out or establish the identity of <learned at an early age to distinguish the sound of a piano in an orchestra>
Synonyms distinguish, finger, ID, pinpoint, single (out)
4
to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes <could barely distinguish the garden gate through the mist>

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