Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Distinguish

Distinguish

WordNet



verb


(1)   Mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
(2)   Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
(3)   Identify as in botany or biology, for example
(4)   Make conspicuous or noteworthy
(5)   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"
Wiktonary



Etymology


< < < < for + }; see sting, stigma, style. Compare extinguish.

Verb



  1. To see someone or something as different from others.
      1. To see someone or something clearly or distinctly.
      2. To make one's self noticeably different or better from others through accomplishments.