meaning of distinguish

1. Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.
To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.
To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum.
To constitute a difference; to make to differ.
To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.
To make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; -- with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.
To become distinguished or distinctive; to make ones self or itself discernible.
mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of ">maple"

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