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distinguish

verb

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1 to understand or point out the difference in
  • Even at such a young age, he could distinguish the calls of various birds.
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2 to be an important feature of
  • muffin recipes distinguished by their ease and simplicity
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3 to find out or establish the identity of
  • I learned at an early age to distinguish the sound of a piano in an orchestra.
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put one's finger on

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4 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • I could barely distinguish the garden gate through the mist.
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get a load of [slang], lay eyes on, set eyes on

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5 to arrange or assign according to type
  • Please distinguish the specimens by acidity.
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