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English verb: single out

1. single out (cognition) select from a group


SamplesShe was singled out for her outstanding performance.


ExamplesThey single out him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

2. single out (social) treat differently on the basis of sex or race


Synonymsdiscriminate, separate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart


Narrower (hyponym)disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour, hive off, insulate, isolate, redline, segregate









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