distinguish distinguish  /dɪs ˈtɪŋɡ wɪʃ/


  1. (v) mark as different
  2. (v) detect with the senses
  3. (v) be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
  4. (v) make conspicuous or noteworthy
  5. (v) identify as in botany or biology, for example


  1. The leader distinguished himself in many fields but where he left his mark was his explanation of the new algorithm.
  2. It was really impossible to distinguish the leader from the rest of the crowd because the actions of the crowd appeared unrehearsed and without any cue.
  3. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to distinguish computer generated responses from human responses.


  1. Acer exec says Windows Phone is still too risky to adopt

    Acer’s smartphone business is struggling to distinguish itself in the crowded Android market, however a company executive has confirmed that it still has no plans to launch smartphones on another operating system. Despite being a longtime partner of Microsoft, Acer smartphone vice president Allen Burnes explained that Windows Phone isn’t yet a safe bet for the company. In an interview with ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  2. Gazette.Net: DeMatha golfer earns top honor

    When Lucas Farmer first started golfing, he said it was more for recreation than anything. Well, as much as a little boy can distinguish recreation against everything else happening in his life.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gazette.net

  3. Age-Related Smelling Loss Significantly Worse in African-Americans

    June 13, 2013 - The ability to distinguish between odors declines steadily with age, but a new study shows that African-Americans have a much greater decrease in their sense of smell than Caucasians. This can have serious consequences. Olfactory loss often leads to impaired nutrition. It also may be an early warning sign of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and can ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Senior Journal


  1. ...welcoming remarks, President George W. Bush said that in a world of moral relativism, the first papal visit to the White House in 29 years was a reminder for Americans to "distinguish between simple right and wrong."
    on Apr 16, 2006 By: President Bush Source: 940 News

  2. Alexander said: "I think the British public can distinguish between support for humanitarian aid and perceived partiality in a conflict. I really struggle to see, in the face of the immense human suffering in Gaza at the moment, that this is in any...
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Douglas Alexander Source: Sunday Herald

  3. "We delude ourselves if we think we can wave a legislative wand and suddenly our troops in the field will be able to distinguish between al-Qaida terrorism or sectarian violence. Or that Iraqis will suddenly settle their political differences...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Joe Lieberman Source: International Herald Tribune

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