distinguish oneself


distinguish oneself

she distinguished herself in the air corps

Syn:
attain distinction, be successful, bring fame/honor to oneself, become famous

Thesaurus of popular words. 2014.

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  • distinguish oneself — make oneself worthy of respect. → distinguish …   English new terms dictionary

  • distinguish oneself — ATTAIN DISTINCTION, be successful, bring fame/honour to oneself, become famous. → distinguish …   Useful english dictionary

  • distinguish oneself — excel, become famous (because of one s excellent work) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • distinguish — ► VERB 1) recognize, show, or treat as different. 2) manage to discern (something barely perceptible). 3) be an identifying characteristic of. 4) (distinguish oneself) make oneself worthy of respect. DERIVATIVES distinguishable adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • distinguish — [di stiŋ′gwish] vt. [< L distinguere, to separate, discriminate < dis , apart + stinguere, to prick < IE base * steig , to prick, pierce (> STICK, Ger sticken, to embroider, Gr stigma) + ISH, sense 2] 1. to separate or mark off by… …   English World dictionary

  • distinguish — verb 1) distinguishing reality from fantasy Syn: differentiate, tell apart, discriminate between, tell the difference between 2) he could distinguish shapes in the dark Syn: discern, see, perceive, make out; detect, recognize …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • distinguish — distinguishable, adj. distinguishableness, distinguishability, n. distinguishably, adv. distinguisher, n. distinguishment, n. /di sting gwish/, v.t. 1. to mark off as different (often fol. by from or by): He was distinguished from the other boys… …   Universalium

  • distinguish — [dɪ stɪŋgwɪʃ] verb 1》 recognize, show, or treat as different.     ↘(distinguish between) perceive or point out a difference between.     ↘[often as adjective distinguishing] be an identifying characteristic of. 2》 manage to discern (something… …   English new terms dictionary

  • distinguish — dis•tin•guish [[t]dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to mark off as different (often fol. by from or by): His height distinguishes him from the other boys[/ex] 2) to recognize as distinct or different; recognize the individual features or characteristics …   From formal English to slang

  • distinguish — /dəsˈtɪŋgwɪʃ / (say duhs tinggwish) verb (t) 1. (sometimes followed by from) to mark off as different. 2. to recognise as distinct or different; discriminate. 3. to perceive clearly by sight or other sense; discern; recognise. 4. to serve to… …   Australian English dictionary


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