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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
            • This is the distinguishing feature of the accomplished vuvuzelist. The vuvuzela blower lives by one golden rule: never stop blowing.
            • In dogs, AMH has been described to distinguish ovariohysterectomized from intact bitches [ 25 ].
            • This distinguishes them from granules in adjacent cells and perhaps signals the presence of sulfomucins typical of some types of secretory cells [22 ].
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          1. en distinguished
          2. en distinguisht
          3. en distinguishes
          4. en distinguisher
          5. en distinguishest
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of distinguish for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "distinguish" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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