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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
distinguish /dis'tiɳgwiʃ/
  • ngoại động từ
    • phân biệt
      • to distinguish one thing from another: phân biệt vật này với vật khác
    • nghe ra, nhận ra
      • to distinguish someone among the crowd: nhận ra ai giữa đám đông
    • (+ into) chia thành, xếp thành (loại...)
      • to distinguish men into classes: chia con người ra thành gia cấp
      • to distinguish oneself: tự làm nổi bật, làm cho người ta chú ý
  • nội động từ
    • (+ between) phân biệt, nhận định sự khác nhau (giữa...)
Concise Dictionary
+mark as different
+detect with the senses
+be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
+make conspicuous or noteworthy
+identify as in botany or biology, for example

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 differentiate, discriminate, tell the difference, tell apart, determine, judge, decide, tell who's who or what's what:
He is still unable to distinguish between his own twin daughters.
2 classify, categorize, characterize, individualize, mark, identify, define, designate, denote, indicate, separate, single out, set apart; grade, group:
The male is distinguished by his brighter colouring.
3 sense, make out, perceive, discern, pick out, recognize, identify, detect, notice; see, espy, descry; hear; smell; taste; feel:
I could distinguish two people in the dark.
4 call attention to, identify, mark, set apart, separate, segregate, indicate, particularize:
She distinguished herself by her great beauty and her awful voice.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 ~ (between) A and B
~ A from B to recognize the difference between two people or things: [V] At what age are children able to distinguish between right and wrong? + English law clearly distinguishes between murder and manslaughter. + [VN] It was hard to distinguish one twin from the other. + Sometimes reality and fantasy are hard to distinguish. + We can distinguish five meanings of the word 'mad'.
2 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) ~ A (from B) to be a characteristic that makes two people, animals or things different: What was it that distinguished her from her classmates? + The male bird is distinguished from the female by its red beak. + Does your cat have any distinguishing marks? + The power of speech distinguishes human beings from animals.
3 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be able to see or hear sth: I could not distinguish her words, but she sounded agitated. + She could not distinguish the make and colour of the car in the fading light.
4 [VN] ~ yourself (as sth) to do sth so well that people notice and admire you: She has already distinguished herself as an athlete.
distinguishable sth): The male bird is easily distinguishable from the female. + The coast was barely distinguishable in the mist.
Collocation Dictionary


clearly, sharply | carefully | easily, readily
The adult can bereadily distinguished by its orangebill.


be able to, can/could | be unable to | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to, be possible to | be important to, be necessary to
It is important to distinguish between cause and effect.


It is often difficultto distinguish clearly between factand fiction in this book.
| from
She could not distinguish one childfrom another.

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