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Definition for: DISTINGUISHES

distinguishes
Detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
Recognising as different
Mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
Identify as in botany or biology, for example
Make conspicuous or noteworthy