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discern as in detect with the senses
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"
"I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
spot catch sight of ; detect with the senses; mar or impair with a flaw; make a spot or mark onto; become spotted; mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; a point located with respect to surface features of some region; a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising ; an outstanding characteristic; a blemish made by dirt; a small contrasting part of something; a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; a business establishment for entertainment; a job in an organization; a slight attack of illness; a small piece or quantity of something; a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) ; a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
recognizeaccept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; be fully aware or cognizant of ; detect with the senses; perceive to be the same ; grant credentials to; express greetings upon meeting someone ; express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate) ; show approval or appreciation of
recognise show approval or appreciation of; grant credentials to; detect with the senses; express greetings upon meeting someone ; express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; be fully aware or cognizant of ; perceive to be the same ; accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
distinguishmark as different; detect with the senses; be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; make conspicuous or noteworthy ; identify as in botany or biology, for example
pick out pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; detect with the senses
make out detect with the senses; make out and issue; comprehend; proceed or get along; succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available; have sexual intercourse with; kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; write all the required information onto a form; imply or suggest; try to establish
tell apart detect with the senses; mark as different