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Definition 1: mark as different - [verb of cognition]

Samples where secern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We distinguish several kinds of maple

Synonyms for secern in the sense of this definition

(secern is a kind of ...) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

"She identified the man on the `wanted' poster"

(... is a kind of secern ) be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

"The child knows right from wrong"

(... is a kind of secern ) treat differently on the basis of sex or race

(... is a kind of secern ) separate clearly, as if by boundaries

(... is a kind of secern ) regard as unconnected

"you must dissociate these two events!" "decouple our foreign policy from ideology"

(... is a kind of secern ) distinguish by contrasting qualities

(... is a kind of secern ) distinguish or separate

(... is a kind of secern ) be distinguished from others of a similar type by virtue of a notable characteristic

"it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"

(... is a kind of secern ) put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

"The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"

(... is a kind of secern ) make or mark or treat as individual

"The sounds were individualized by sharpness and tone"

(... is a kind of secern ) tell the sex (of young chickens)

(... is a kind of secern ) distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

(... is a kind of secern ) distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

(... is a kind of secern ) recognize or perceive the difference

(... is a kind of secern ) divide society into social classes or castes

"Income distribution often stratifies a society"

(secern implies ...) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

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