WORD OF THE WEEK
FULL DEFINITION OF DISTINGUISH
1: to perceive a difference in : mentally separate <so alike they could not be distinguished>
2a : to mark as separate or different <a policy that distinguishes him from other candidates>
b : to separate into kinds, classes, or categories <distinguish words by their part of speech>
c : to give prominence or distinction to <distinguished themselves in music>
d : characterize <recipes distinguished by simplicity>
3a : discern <distinguished a light in the distance>
b : to single out : take special notice of
: to perceive a difference <distinguish between right and wrong>
EXAMPLES OF DISTINGUISH
- You're old enough to distinguish between fact and fantasy.
- I have trouble distinguishing between the two of them.
- I have trouble distinguishing the difference between the two of them.
- You should be able to distinguish fact from fantasy.
- The only thing that distinguishes the dogs is their bark.
- The singer's voice is what distinguishes the band.
- You can't distinguish the detail from this distance.