Distinguish and See


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Distinguish verb – To make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes.
Usage example: could barely distinguish the garden gate through the mist

See is a synonym for distinguish in discern topic. In some cases you can use "See" instead a verb "Distinguish", when it comes to topics like knowledge, make out.
Nearby Words: distinguishing, distinguishable
Synonyms for Distinguish


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See verb – To make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes.
Usage example: out of the corner of my eye I saw the deer run into the woods

Distinguish is a synonym for see in discern topic. You can use "Distinguish" instead a verb "See", if it concerns topics such as perception, appreciate, perceive, knowledge.
Nearby Words: seen, seeing
Synonyms for See

Common collocations

character distinguish character see character
people distinguish people see people
someone distinguish someone see someone
characters distinguish characters see characters
Other nouns: game, story, difference, evil, humans, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • When this trope is applied to dogs it's a case of Science Marches On, as it's now known that while dogs may not see colors as well as humans they're still able to distinguish them.
  • Sonic Generations: If you can't see Tails or Classic Tails, this is the easiest way to distinguish the two.
    Source: Baby Talk
  • Franchise / Assassin's Creed Both Altair and Ezio, for example, have the Eagle Vision ability, which allows them to distinguish friend from foe and even see things that are hidden.
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See and Distinguish. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 24, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/distinguish/see
Distinguish & See. N.p., 2016. Web. 24 Jun. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/distinguish/see>.
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