动词过去式:distinguished 过去分词:distinguished 现在分词:distinguishing 第三人称单数:distinguishes 副词:distinguishably 形容词:distinguishable
1 [Ipr, Tn.pr] ~ (between) A and B; ~ A from B recognize the difference between (people or things) 区别, 辨别（人或事物）
*People who cannot distinguish between colours are said to be colour-blind. 不能辨别颜色的人称为色盲.
* The twins are so alike that no one can distinguish one from the other. 这对孪生儿长得很像, 无人能分辨出谁是谁.
2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ A (from B)
(a) show the difference between (one person or thing and another) 显示（两者）之间的差别
*The male is distinguished (from the female) by its red beak. 由喙部为红色这一特点可以辨认出其为雄性（以区别于雌性）.
(b) be a characteristic mark or property of sb/sth; make sb/sth different 为某人[某事物]之特徵或特性; 使某人[某事物]有所不同
*Speech distinguishes human beings from the animals. 使用言语是人类有别于动物的特徵.
3 [Tn] manage to see, hear, etc (sth) 看清、听清...（某事物）
*distinguish distant objects, a shape in the mist, a whispered conversation 辨别出远处的物体、雾中的朦胧形象、窃窃私语声.
4 [Tn] ~ oneself deserve to be noticed by doing sth very well （因善于做某事）受人注目, 出名
*She distinguished herself by her coolness and bravery. 她因头脑冷静、敢作敢为而为人称道.
1500-1600; Language: French;Origin:
distinguer, from Latin
distinguere 'to separate using a sharp pointed object'
] [I and T]
to recognize and understand the difference between two or more things or people
= differentiatedistinguish between His attorney argued that Cope could not distinguish between right and wrong.distinguish sb/sth from a method of distinguishing cancer cells from normal tissue [T not in progressive]
to be the thing that makes someone or something different or specialdistinguish sb/sth from The factor that distinguishes this company from the competition is customer service.distinguishing feature/mark/characteristic The main distinguishing feature of this species is the leaf shape. [T not in progressive]written
to be able to see the shape of something or hear a particular sound The light was too dim for me to distinguish anything clearly.distinguish yourself
to do something so well that people notice and remember you He distinguished himself on several occasions in the civil war.
1. This code would try to distinguish between commissions paid for real services and exaggerated fees that really amount to bribes. 这些准则试图区分真正为服务所付的佣金和事实上等同于贿赂的过高费用。
2. One of them is talking on the intercom: "Miss Baxter," he says, "could you please send in someone who can distinguish right from wrong?" 他们中的一个正在内部通话设备上讲话："巴克斯特小姐，" 他说："是否可以请您叫一个能明辨是非的人来？"
3. Now the snag in this sort of anecdote is of course that one cannot distinguish cause and effect. 当然, 这类奇闻中的疑难处当然在于人们无法区别因与果.
4. Now the snag in this sort of anecdote is of course that one cannot distinguish cause and effect. Was the noise a cause of the illness, or were the complaints about noise merely a symptom? 这类奇闻的疑难之处是无法区别因果关系。是噪音引起了（精神）病呢，还是（精神）病的症状之一是对噪音的抱怨？
5. He can distinguish a genuine antique from a reproduction. 他能区别真正的古董与赝品。
6. People who cannot distinguish between colours are said to be colour-blind. 不能辨别颜色的人称为色盲.