tell the difference

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Definition of tell the difference

: to see how two or more people or things are unlike each other It's hard to tell the difference between one action movie and another. The new version is supposed to be much better than the old one, but I can't tell the difference (between them).

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“Tell the difference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tell%20the%20difference. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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