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Synonyms for distinguishing

Verb

1. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart, identify, place
usage: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
2. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart
usage: 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"
3. distinguish, mark, differentiate, qualify, characterize, characterise
usage: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
4. signalize, signalise, distinguish, mark
usage: make conspicuous or noteworthy
5. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
usage: identify as in botany or biology, for example
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