Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms of distinguish difference, differentiate, discern, discriminate, secern, separate Words Related to distinguish contradistinguish; comprehend, grasp, know, understand; divide, part, sever; demarcate, mark (off), set off Near Antonyms of distinguish confound, lump (together), mingle Antonyms of distinguish confuse, mistake, mix (up)
2 to be an important feature of muffin recipes distinguished by their ease and simplicity Synonyms of distinguish characterize, markWords Related to distinguish differentiate; customize, individualize, particularize
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 of distinguish identify, finger, ID, pinpoint, single (out)Words Related to distinguish diagnose; determine, find; locate, pick out, place, recognize, spot; check, examine, inspect, investigate, notice, observe, scrutinize; betray, disclose, discover, revealNear Antonyms of distinguish camouflage, conceal, disguise, hide; counterfeit, feign, sham, simulate
4 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes could barely distinguish the garden gate through the mist Synonyms of distinguish behold, catch, descry, discern, see, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witnessWords Related to distinguish identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)Near Antonyms of distinguish disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook
5 to arrange or assign according to type please distinguish the specimens by acidity Synonyms of distinguish assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, classify, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, typeWords Related to distinguish array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms of distinguish confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype
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