v. 区分，使有别于; 辨别出; 使出名
If you can distinguish one thing from another or distinguish between two things, you can see or understand how they are different.
Could he distinguish right from wrong?...
Research suggests that babies learn to see by distinguishing between areas of light and dark...
A feature or quality that distinguishes one thing from another causes the two things to be regarded as different, because only the first thing has the feature or quality.
There is something about music that distinguishes it from all other art forms...
The bird has no distinguishing features.
If you can distinguish something, you can see, hear, or taste it although it is very difficult to detect.
There were cries, calls. He could distinguish voices.
If you distinguish yourself, you do something that makes you famous or important.
Over the next few years he distinguished himself as a leading constitutional scholar...
They distinguished themselves at the Battle of Assaye.
1. mark as different;
2. detect with the senses;
3. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense;
4. make conspicuous or noteworthy
5. identify as in botany or biology, for example
discern, discriminate, distinguish
In studying Chinese, we must distinguish between homophones.
We should distinguish it into macroscopical and microcosmic labor axiology.
I can distinguish them by their uniforms.
The authors, both excellent lecturers, clearly distinguish between general principles and their applications in solving problems.
那些作者, 两位优秀的讲演者, 清楚在解决问题过程中厘清总则和他们的申请.
Lawyers also distinguish between an offence which is criminal and a wrong which is civil.