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Oxford dictionary definition of the word distinguish:
1recognize or treat (someone or something) as different:
the child is perfectly capable of distinguishing reality from fantasy
[no object] recognize or point out a difference:
we must distinguish between two kinds of holiday
be an identifying characteristic or mark of:
what distinguishes sport from games?
2manage to discern (something barely perceptible):
it was too dark to distinguish anything more than their vague shapes
3 (distinguish oneself) make oneself worthy of respect by one’s behaviour or achievements:
many distinguished themselves in the fight against Hitler
late 16th century: formed irregularly from French distinguer or Latin distinguere, from dis- ‘apart’ + stinguere ‘put out’ (from a base meaning ‘prick’)