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distinguish

EN[dɪsˈtɪŋɡwɪʃ] [-ɪŋɡwɪʃ]
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    Definition of distinguish in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGdistinguishesPRdistinguishingPT, PPdistinguishedPREdis-SUF-ish
    1. To see someone or something as different from others.
      1. It had begun to take a leading place even in the days of the Ptolemies, and in scientific, as distinguished from purely literary work, it had assumed a position of primary importance early in the Christian era.
    2. To see someone or something clearly or distinctly.
      1. To make oneself noticeably different or better from others through accomplishments.
        1. VT OBS To make to differ.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • A flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes. If they are separated by enough time for the eye to distinguish them, the lightning will appear to flicker.
            • The genus is distinguished from other paederines particularly by the morphology of the aedeagus, which has a pair of dorso-lateral apophyses [2 ].
            • We here distinguish clade A from other clades based on the retention of a caulescent habit and moderate floral zygomorphy.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          1. en distinguished
          2. en distinguisht
          3. en distinguisher
          4. en distinguishes
          5. en distinguisheth
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          Grammatically, this word "distinguish" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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