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