|1.||[ verb ] mark as different|
|Synonyms:||separate differentiate tell severalise severalize secernate tell_apart secern|
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
|Related terms:||identify contrast discriminate contrast label demarcate stratify discriminate label know contradistinguish severalize dissociate individualize sex differentiation differentiator compare|
|2.||[ verb ] detect with the senses|
|Synonyms:||recognize make_out discern pick_out tell_apart recognise|
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
|Related terms:||resolve discriminate discernment perceive|
|3.||[ verb ] be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense|
"His modesty distinguishes him form his peers"
|Related terms:||qualify characterize mark differentiation marker|
|4.||[ verb ] make conspicuous|
|Related terms:||mark singularize signalization|
|5.||[ verb ] as in botany or biology, for example|
|Synonyms:||identify name key describe key_out discover|
|Related terms:||name identity classify|