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Another word for distinguish

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Verb
  1. To recognize as being different

      1. To express in words; utter; say
      2. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
      3. To let know; inform; acquaint
      1. To see the differences between; distinguish or discriminate between
      2. To come apart; become detached:
      3. To terminate a contractual relationship with (someone); discharge.
      1. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
      2. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
      3. To regard as true beyond doubt:
      1. To recognize the difference between; distinguish
      2. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
      3. To see the difference (between things); distinguish
      1. To perceive or recognize; make out clearly
      2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
      1. To perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate.
      2. To make different by alteration or modification.
      3. (Math.) To work out the differential or derivative of (a function)
    See also:

    same

  2. To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty

    See also:

    see

  3. To perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind

      1. To consider:
      2. To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
      3. To perceive with the eye:
      1. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
      2. To mark again (a piece of work).
      3. To say or write as an observation or comment
      1. To watch or be present without participating actively:
      2. To say or mention casually; remark
      3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
      1. To mention; refer to; comment on
      2. To perceive with the mind; detect:
      3. To take notice of; observe:
      1. To mention particularly
      2. (Obsolete) Contraction of ne mote (“may not").
      3. To show; indicate:
      1. To take notice; give heed:
      2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
      3. To pay attention to:
      1. To evaluate (academic work) according to a scale of letters or numbers; grade.
      2. To observe; note; take notice of; heed
      3. To give attention to; notice:
      1. To perceive or recognize the difference
      2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
      1. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
      2. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
      3. To discern (something hidden or subtle):
      1. To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
      2. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
      3. To see.
    See also:

    see

    knowledge

  4. To make noticeable or different

    See also:

    same

  5. To cause to be eminent or recognized

      1. To communicate with by means of a signal.
      2. (Nonstandard) To signal; to indicate the existence, presence, or fact of, by a signal.
      3. (Nonstandard) To install a traffic signal at an intersection that is currently regulated by stop signs.
      1. To bow to (another dancer) in square dancing:
      2. To hold in respect; esteem:
      3. To do or give something in honor of
      1. To fill with joy, pride, etc.; elate
      2. To raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc.
      3. To glorify, praise, or honor.
      1. To ennoble textile fabrics, the industrial processes of dry-cleaning, printing and embossing, and sizing and finishing, which together are known as 'ennobling fabrics'.
      2. To bestow with nobility, honour or grace.
      3. To give a noble quality to; dignify
      1. To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
      2. To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
      3. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
    See also:

    respect

Another word for distinguish

Verb
  1. To make distinctions

    See also:

    define

    classify

  2. To discern

      1. To regard; observe; pay attention to
      2. To mention; refer to; comment on
      3. To take notice of; observe:
      1. To recognize the difference between; distinguish
      2. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
      3. To see the difference (between things); distinguish
      1. To discern (something hidden or subtle):
      2. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
      3. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
  3. To provide an identification

      1. To choose or select
      2. To provide with a tag; fasten a tag to; label
      3. To label or identify with a tag.
      1. To differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex process
      2. To attach a label to:
      3. To attach a label to; mark with a label
      1. To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature:
      2. (Biology) To determine the taxonomic classification of an organism.
      3. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing:
    See also:

    .name

    mark

  4. To bestow honor upon

Synonym Study

  • Differentiate suggests the noting or ascertaining of specific differences between things by comparing in detail their distinguishing qualities or features
  • Discriminate suggests a distinguishing of minute or subtle differences between similar things to discriminate scents
  • Distinguish implies a recognizing or marking apart from others by special features or characteristic qualities to distinguish good from evil