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Distinguished vs. Distinguish

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Distinguishedadjective

celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements; prestigious

‘The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians.’;

Distinguishverb

To recognize someone or something as different from others based on its characteristics.

Distinguishedadjective

Having a dignified appearance or demeanor

‘Her father was a distinguished gentleman, albeit a poor one.’;

Distinguishverb

To see someone or something clearly or distinctly.

Distinguishedadjective

(mathematics) Specified, noted.

‘Let X be a topological space with a distinguished point p.’;

Distinguishverb

To make oneself noticeably different or better from others through accomplishments.

‘The soldier distinguished himself in combat and received a medal.’;

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Distinguishedverb

simple past tense and past participle of distinguish

Distinguishverb

To make to differ.

Distinguishedadjective

Marked; special.

‘The most distinguished politeness.’;

Distinguishverb

Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.

‘Not more distinguished by her purple vest,Than by the charming features of her face.’; ‘Milton has distinguished the sweetbrier and the eglantine.’;

Distinguishedadjective

Separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; - applied to persons and deeds.

Distinguishverb

To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.

‘Moses distinguished the causes of the flood into those that belong to the heavens, and those that belong to the earth.’;

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Distinguishedadjective

(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation;

‘our distinguished professor’; ‘an eminent scholar’; ‘a great statesman’;

Distinguishverb

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.

‘We are enabled to distinguish good from evil, as well as truth from falsehood.’; ‘Nor more can you distinguish of a man,Than of his outward show.’;

Distinguishedadjective

used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person;

‘his distinguished bearing’; ‘the monarch's imposing presence’; ‘she reigned in magisterial beauty’;

Distinguishverb

To constitute a difference; to make to differ.

‘Who distinguisheth thee?’;

Distinguishedadjective

set apart from other such things

Distinguishverb

To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; - with by or for.

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Distinguishverb

To make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; - with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.

Distinguishverb

To become distinguished or distinctive; to make one's self or itself discernible.

‘The little embryo . . . first distinguishes into a little knot.’;

Distinguishverb

mark as different;

‘We distinguish several kinds of maple’;

Distinguishverb

detect with the senses;

‘The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards’; ‘I can't make out the faces in this photograph’;

Distinguishverb

be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense;

‘His modesty distinguishes him form his peers’;

Distinguishverb

make conspicuous or noteworthy

Distinguishverb

identify as in botany or biology, for example

Distinguishverb

recognize or treat (someone or something) as different

‘the child is perfectly capable of distinguishing reality from fantasy’;

Distinguishverb

recognize or point out a difference

‘we must distinguish between two kinds of holiday’;

Distinguishverb

be an identifying characteristic or mark of

‘what distinguishes sport from games?’;

Distinguishverb

manage to discern (something barely perceptible)

‘it was too dark to distinguish anything more than their vague shapes’;

Distinguishverb

make oneself worthy of respect by one's behaviour or achievements

‘many distinguished themselves in the fight against Hitler’;

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