Distinguish - v. t. Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make
distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by
Distinguish - v. t. To separate by definition of terms or logical
division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish
sounds into high and low.
Distinguish - v. t. To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or
characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate
(anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to
distinguish the sound of a drum.
Distinguish - v. t. To constitute a difference; to make to differ.
Distinguish - v. t. To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make
eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.
Distinguish - v. i. To make distinctions; to perceive the difference;
to exercise discrimination; -- with between; as, a judge distinguishes
between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.
Distinguish - v. i. To become distinguished or distinctive; to make
one's self or itself discernible.