tell_apart
1. [ verb ] detect with the senses
Synonyms: recognize make_out discern distinguish pick_out recognise
Examples:

"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
2. [ verb ] mark as different
Synonyms: distinguish separate differentiate tell severalise secernate severalize secern
Examples:

"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
Similar spelling:   Telfair