Dictionary Results for distinguish

1. distinguish - verb

· mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Synonym(s): separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell_apart

Hypernym(s): identify, place

2. distinguish - verb

· detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

Synonym(s): spot, recognize, recognise, discern, pick_out, make_out, tell_apart

3. distinguish - verb

· be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

Synonym(s): mark, differentiate

Hypernym(s): qualify, characterize, characterise

4. distinguish - verb

· make conspicuous or noteworthy

Synonym(s): signalize, signalise

Hypernym(s): mark

5. distinguish - verb

· identify as in botany or biology, for example

Synonym(s): identify, discover, key, key_out, describe, name

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