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distinguish meaning

EN[dɪsˈtɪŋɡwɪʃ] [-ɪŋɡwɪʃ]
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WDistinguish

    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
            • The English, of all classes, value themselves on this trait, as distinguishing them from the French, who, in the popular belief, are more polite than true.
            • His achloropsia meant he could not distinguish light and dark shades of green
            • For example, C# distinguishes between "statically-typed" and "dynamically-typed" variables; uses of the former are checked statically, while uses of the latter are checked dynamically.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          Grammatically, this word "distinguish" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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