Translation of distinguish in Spanish:

distinguish

distinguir, v.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ//dəˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • Up ahead, beyond the settlement, Ryan could distinguish the dark, unruly mass that was the sea.
    • Moments before the light and dark disappeared, Sam distinguished a few of the beautiful words.
    • Matthew looked around the room, trying to distinguish just what was going on.
    • The smell of ozone was thick in the air and smoke and dust was everywhere making it impossible to distinguish anything.
    • The Kushnans were barely able to distinguish the Baron from the room.
    • The loud phone rings were barely able to be distinguished.
    • Oran can now barely distinguish, with one eye, between light and dark.
    • My whole mind whirled around me, thinking so many thoughts that I couldn't distinguish anything intelligible.
    • I squinted into the darkness, barely distinguishing anything.
    • To his credit, Hornby manages to distinguish the four voices well.
    • The bus was silent except for a faint beat that Lena could barely distinguish from the creaks and groans of the bus.
    • Winds were cascading around them, yet it was too black to distinguish anything.
    • She couldn't distinguish anything in the darkness that prevailed down here.
    • In close-ups you could barely distinguish which body parts were on view.
    • He was the first to identify the brain as the seat of understanding and to distinguish understanding from perception.
    • Each fish has a unique pattern of white spots, making it possible to distinguish one from another.
    • Where before she could barely distinguish where the sea ended and where the sky began, she could now clearly see which was which.
    • 1.1(differentiate)

      distinguir
      diferenciar
      to distinguish sth/sb from sth/sb distinguir / diferenciar algo/a algn de algo/algn
      • Our goal was to distinguish between two hypotheses, the balance hypothesis and the insufficient amounts hypothesis.
      • Thus neither radionuclide scans nor ultrasound reliably distinguish benign from malignant disease.
      • However, it is not possible to distinguish between these possibilities from the present data.
      • Thirty-three species have been distinguished in 99 limestone thin sections.
      • This section of the report distinguishes different research methods into behavioural genetics.
      • However, I can easily distinguish the difference between my opinions and the immensity of my ego.
      • Some of the other cases cited of course can be readily distinguished on the facts.
      • The species are distinguished using internal and external features.
      • The cytology was helpful in distinguishing benign from malignant pancreatic frozen section.
      • The BMI does not distinguish between fat and muscle, so buff men are likely to be considered overweight.
      • The CT-scan was able, with minimum disturbance, to distinguish different densities of soft tissue and bone.
      • Unfortunately, we currently know of no way to distinguish between these possibilities.
      • Weber distinguishes many different types of ‘money’ and their functions.
      • You are not the only one who has difficulty distinguishing between the two positions.
      • Why would you distinguish on those facts between the priest and the archbishop?
      • Several categories may be distinguished on the basis of the mechanics of flower opening.
      • She couldn't distinguish which one it was.
      • I have trouble distinguishing components of that taste and really have trouble naming them!
      • Checklists also may not distinguish which relatives are affected or their degree of relatedness to the patient.
      • These differences are sufficient to distinguish between the two species.
      • This difference is very significant because it helps you distinguish between vertical and horizontal pipes.
      • Specifically, people unfamiliar with reverse characters seem to have difficulty distinguishing mirror images.
      • They are unable to distinguish between culture and religions.
      • Pinker suggests that our love of music may have developed out of a similar evolutionary need to distinguish different sounds.
      • One carried something under his arm but Monday couldn't distinguish what it was.
      • She had always had trouble distinguishing the difference between twins!
      • Classification systems vary in terminology, but most distinguish on the basis of the severity of the learning disability.
      • The software is also speed-sensitive, so it can distinguish the different conditions in city driving and faster roads or motorways.
      • They cannot be easily distinguished by the colour of their skin.
      • As investors, we need to be able to distinguish between interesting scientific discoveries and commercially viable projects.
      • Of course, from the distance it was impossible to distinguish who was who.
      • Not only did he speak for the roles, but he also used different tones to distinguish the good guy from the bad guy.
      • What I have difficulty with is distinguishing different noises in loud areas.
      • When at rest, our bodies can't distinguish between the sweet stuff in Coke and the sweet stuff in orange juice.
      • Copyright law does not distinguish between sampling and counterfeiting.
      • The sources do not distinguish between administrative and political corruption or between petty and grand corruption.
      • Now, Kafka importantly distinguishes between two types of acquittal available to the accused.
      • I know actors and actresses have a little trouble distinguishing between fact and fantasy.
      • Type 3 is distinguished by the presence of coarse serrations; no other type exhibits serrations.
      • Likewise, the ability to distinguish between certain sounds such as sss, sshh or zz diminishes from the time we reach our thirties.

    • 1.2

      (mark/feature) distintivo
      (feature/mark) característico
      • This feature distinguishes the Act from statutory proposals to place age limits or fixed terms of service on Supreme Court Justices.
      • These two features distinguish De Villepin's sell-offs from their predecessors.
      • For such lesions, the tissue morphologic features have been distinguished according to the patterns found in the coexisting components.
      • One of the morphological characters to distinguish Capsicum species is seed color.
      • An appealing feature that distinguished one of my choices - Centre College - was its widely known dedication to liberal learning.
      • Lacotte's jury found Pingping Ji remarkable for her style and her air of nobility, elements that distinguished this year's classical competition.
      • Two inter-related characteristics distinguished the Histadrut and the Labour Zionists from their inception.
      • The use of arms and appropriate assets is the main distinguishing feature of war here.
      • They see their commitment to universality as an important feature distinguishing Canada from the United States.
      • This feature is unique and distinguishes Palaega rugosa from all other species that have been referred to the genus.
      • Some of the characteristics that distinguish the two are intrinsic.
      • Food used to be one of the most distinguishing characteristics of a civilization.
      • Several features distinguish the Posimetric design from other feeding technology.
      • Certain characteristics distinguish one type of print from another.
      • Kathleen's friendly nature was one of her most distinguishing characteristics.
      • A suite of characteristics distinguishes Orconectes neglectus from other northeastern crayfishes.
      • Another characteristic feature that distinguishes eukaryotic from prokaryotic genes is the presence of introns.
      • The licensing and distribution models are the key characteristics that distinguish OSS from commercial software.

  • 2

    (make out)
    distinguir

intransitive verb

  • 1

    distinguir
    he can't distinguish between green and blue no distingue el verde del azul

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to distinguish oneself distinguirse
    • you didn't exactly distinguish yourself la verdad es que te luciste