Synonyms of distinguish in English:

distinguish


See definition of distinguish

verb

1‘a food allergy may be difficult to distinguish from a viral infection’

SYNONYMS

differentiate, tell apart, discriminate, discern, determine, pick out

tell the difference between, decide between, draw a distinction between, make a distinction between

2‘he was able to distinguish the shapes of the trees in the dark’

SYNONYMS

discern, see, perceive, make out

observe, notice, spot, glimpse, catch sight of

detect, recognize, identify, pick out

formal apprehend

literary descry, espy

3‘this is what distinguishes history from other disciplines’

SYNONYMS

separate, set apart, make distinctive, make different

single out, mark off, demarcate, delimit, delineate

characterize, individualize, individuate, identify, designate, categorize, classify


Phrases

    distinguish oneself

      ‘he had distinguished himself during his university days’

      SYNONYMS

      attain distinction, be successful, bring fame to oneself, bring honour to oneself, become famous, dignify oneself, glorify oneself, excel oneself, win acclaim for oneself, ennoble oneself, become lionized, become immortalized, elevate oneself