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1. distinguish

verb. ['dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] mark as different.

Synonyms

  • dissociate
  • tell apart
  • label
  • individualise
  • contrast
  • severalize
  • know
  • decouple
  • demarcate
  • know apart
  • compare
  • place
  • identify
  • secern
  • single out
  • stratify
  • individualize
  • severalise
  • differentiate
  • separate
  • contradistinguish
  • discriminate
  • secernate
  • tell

Antonyms

  • heterosexual
  • bisexual
  • homosexual
  • sexual

Etymology

  • distingwen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distinguer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Distinguish

  • extinguish

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A common misspelling of distinguish is distingish

Sentences with distinguish


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Compete on intangible factors, which distinguish quality companies from all others, such as superior service.

2. Verb, base form
Some elements of paid hours are more difficult to distinguish, however.

Quotes about distinguish


1. Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

2. Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
- Ernest Hemingway

3. If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night & The Last Tycoon

2. distinguish

verb. ['dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] detect with the senses.

Synonyms

  • pick out
  • perceive
  • resolve
  • comprehend
  • spot
  • discern
  • recognize
  • make out
  • recognise
  • tell apart

Antonyms

  • forget
  • reject
  • couple
  • connect

Etymology

  • distingwen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distinguer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. distinguish

verb. ['dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense.

Synonyms

  • characterise
  • differentiate
  • characterize
  • mark

Antonyms

  • male
  • maleness
  • femaleness
  • female

Etymology

  • distingwen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distinguer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. distinguish

verb. ['dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] identify as in botany or biology, for example.

Synonyms

  • identify
  • sort out
  • separate
  • key
  • name
  • class
  • assort
  • key out
  • discover
  • sort
  • describe

Antonyms

  • convict
  • acquit
  • qualify
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • distingwen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distinguer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. distinguish

verb. ['dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ'] make conspicuous or noteworthy.

Synonyms

  • signalize
  • signalise
  • singularize
  • mark

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • depersonalise
  • equal
  • lose track

Etymology

  • distingwen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • distinguer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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