Textual thesaurus for "distinguish"

(verb) tell, tell apart, differentiate, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize

mark as different

We distinguish several kinds of maple

(verb) mark, differentiate

be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

(verb) discover, describe, identify, key, key out, name

identify as in botany or biology, for example

(verb) signalise, signalize

make conspicuous or noteworthy

(verb) tell apart, spot, pick out, recognise, recognize, make out, discern

detect with the senses

The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards; I can't make out the faces in this photograph