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distinguishverb

uk   /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ us   /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/
B2 [I or T, not continuous] to notice or understand the difference between two things, or to make one person or thing seem different from another: He's colour-blind and can't distinguish (the difference) between red and green easily. I sometimes have difficulty distinguishing Spanish from Portuguese. It's important to distinguish between business and pleasure. It's not the beauty so much as the range of his voice that distinguishes him from other tenors.
distinguish yourself
to do something so well that you are admired and praised for it: He distinguished himself as a writer at a very early age.

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distinguishable
adjective uk   /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪ.ʃə.bəl/ us   /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪ.ʃə.bəl/
There are at least 20 distinguishable dialects of the language just on the south island.
(Definition of distinguish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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distinguishverb [I/T]

us   /dɪˈstɪŋ·ɡwɪʃ/
  • distinguish verb [I/T] (SEPARATE)

to recognize or understand the difference between two things, or to provide a quality that makes someone or something different or special: [I always + adv/prep] It’s important to distinguish between scientific fact and fiction. [T] Samuel F. B. Morse distinguished himself both as an inventor and as a painter.
  • distinguish verb [I/T] (SEE/HEAR)

to see, hear, or experience something, esp. with difficulty: In the dark, I could barely distinguish the shape of a person.
(Definition of distinguish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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