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distinguishes

verb , present tense third-person singular of distinguish

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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
  • a collection of recipes distinguished by their ease and simplicity
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3 to find out or establish the identity of
  • learned at an early age to distinguish the sound of a piano in an orchestra
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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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