Student Thesaurus

One entry found for distinguish.
Entry Word: distinguish
Function: verb
Text: 1 to understand or point out the difference <even at such a young age, he could distinguish between right and wrong>
Synonyms differentiate, discern, discriminate, separate
Related Words comprehend, grasp, know, understand; divide, part, sever; demarcate, mark (off), set off
Near Antonyms confound, lump (together), mingle
Antonyms confuse, mistake, mix (up)
2 to be an important feature of <recipes distinguished by their ease and simplicity> -- see CHARACTERIZE 2
3 to find out or establish the identity of <learned at an early age to distinguish the sound of a piano in an orchestra> -- see IDENTIFY 1
4 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes <could barely distinguish the garden gate through the mist> -- see SEE 1