Definition of contradistinguish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkäntrədəˈstiNGɡwiSH/


[with object] archaic
Distinguish between (two things) by contrasting them.
Example sentences
  • The privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States, as contradistinguished from citizens of a State, are chiefly defined in the first eight amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
  • It is important to understand, however, that (for Plato at least) the rational part of the soul is not to be identified with what Hume called Reason and contradistinguished from the Passions.
  • In his article he contradistinguishes Europe and the West, while ably tying in the Lithuanian case.

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Syllabification: con·tra·dis·tin·guish

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