Meaning of distinguish

Definition of distinguish

(verb) mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
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"
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
identify as in botany or biology, for example

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