Distinguish and Discriminate

Distinguish

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Distinguish verb – To understand or point out the difference in.
Usage example: even at such a young age, he could distinguish the calls of various birds

Discriminate is a synonym for distinguish in differentiate topic. In some cases you can use "Discriminate" instead a verb "Distinguish", when it comes to topics like discern, perception, comparison, same. popular alternative
Nearby Words: distinguishing, distinguishable
Synonyms for Distinguish

Discriminate

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Discriminate verb – To understand or point out the difference in.
Usage example: the human eye can discriminate between very slight gradations of color

Distinguish is a synonym for discriminate in differentiate topic. You can use "Distinguish" instead a verb "Discriminate", if it concerns topics such as activity, perception, comparison, same. popular alternative
Nearby Words: discriminating, discrimination, discriminative, discriminatory, discriminatingly
Synonyms for Discriminate

Common collocations

friend distinguish friend discriminate friend
foe distinguish foe discriminate foe
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