1. III
1) distinguish smth., smb. ,distinguish a distant object (the outlines of a building, a man standing] behind a tree, etc.) различить предмет вдалеке и т. д.; distinguish the sound of an engine (of his voice, of the song, etc.) расслышать / уловить / звук мотора и т. д.
2) distinguish smb., smth. with the geniality (with the brilliance, with the wit, etc.) that distinguishes him со свойственным / присущим / ему добродушием и т. д., realism that distinguishes his novels реализм, который отличает его романы / характерен для его романов
2. IV
distinguish smth., smb. in some manner I distinguished the outlines of the house (her figure, him, etc.) clearly я ясно различал очертания дома и т.д.
3. XI
1) be distinguished by smth. be distinguished by his manner (by a peculiar style, by long ears, etc.) отличаться / выделиться / своим поведением / своей манерой / и т. д.
2) be distinguished for smth. be distinguished for his virtues (for her vices, for his talent, etc.) отличаться / быть известным / своими добродетелями и т. д., he is distinguished for his style его выделяют как хорошего стилиста, он известен как хороший стилист
4. XVI
distinguish between smb., smth. distinguish between the two brothers (between different things, between colours, etc.) различать братьев и т. д., отличать одного брата от другого и т. д.
distinguish oneself by smth. distinguish oneself by bravery (by doing smth., etc.) отличиться / прославиться / храбростью и т. д.; distinguish oneself in smth. distinguish oneself in literature (in one's profession, etc.) запить видное место / выдвинуться / в литературе и т. д.; distinguish oneself in the war отличиться / прославиться / на войне
6. XXI1
1) distinguish smth., smb. in smth. distinguish land in the distance заметить сушу вдали; I could distinguish nothing in the dying light (in the dark, in the fog, etc.) я ничего не мог различить / я ничего не видел / в угасающем свете и т.д.
2) distinguish smth., smb. from smth., smb. distinguish gold from copper (real pearls from imitation ones, good from evil, man from animal, one twin from the other, him from his brother, etc.) отличать золото от меди и т. д.
7. XXV
distinguish what... I can't distinguish what he is saying я не могу разобрать, что он говорит

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