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Main Entry: dis·tin·guish
Pronunciation: dis-primarystresstieng-(g)wish
Function: verb
1 : to recognize one thing from others by some mark or quality <distinguish the sound of a piano in an orchestra>
2 : to hear or see clearly : MAKE OUT, DISCERN <distinguish a light in the distance>
3 : to know or point out the difference <distinguish between right and wrong>
4 : to set apart as different or special <distinguished themselves by heroic actions>
- dis·tin·guish·able /-schwa-bschwal/ adjective
- dis·tin·guish·ably /-blemacron/ adverb

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