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distinguish

US [dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ]
UK [dɪ'stɪŋɡwɪʃ]
  • v.区分;辨别;分清;认出
  • Web区别;识别;分辨
Simple Present:distinguishes  Present Participle:distinguishing  Past Tense:distinguished  
distinguish
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v.
1.
[i][t]
区分;辨别;分清to recognize the difference between two people or things
At what age are children able to distinguish between right and wrong?
儿童到什么年龄才能明辨是非?
It was hard to distinguish one twin from the other.
很难分辨出一对孪生儿谁是谁。
Sometimes reality and fantasy are hard to distinguish.
有时候现实和幻想很难区分。
2.
[t]
~ A (from B)
成为…的特征;使具有…的特色;使有别于to be a characteristic that makes two people, animals or things different
What was it that distinguished her from her classmates?
是什么使得她有别于班上其他同学呢?
The male bird is distinguished from the female by its red beak.
雄鸟喙红色,有别于雌鸟。
Does your cat have any distinguishing marks?
你的猫有什么特殊斑纹吗?
3.
[t]
~ sth
看清;认出;听出to be able to see or hear sth
I could not distinguish her words, but she sounded agitated.
我听不清她说的话,但听得出她很激动。
4.
[t]
~ yourself (as sth)
使出众;使著名;使受人青睐to do sth so well that people notice and admire you
She has already distinguished herself as an athlete.
作为运动员她已享有盛名。

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