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English verb: tell apart

1. tell apart (perception) detect with the senses


SamplesThe fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards.
I can't make out the faces in this photograph.


Synonymsdiscern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, spot


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


Narrower (hyponym)discriminate, resolve


Entailcomprehend, perceive

2. tell apart (cognition) mark as different


SamplesWe distinguish several kinds of maple.


Synonymsdifferentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell


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


Broader (hypernym)identify, place


Narrower (hyponym)contradistinguish, contrast, decouple, demarcate, discriminate, discriminate, dissociate, individualise, individualize, know, know apart, label, label, separate, severalise, severalize, sex, single out, stratify


Entailcompare









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