Translation of distinguir in English:

distinguir

vt

  • 3 (con una medalla, un honor) to honor (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) honour los distinguió con su presencia [formal] she honored them with her presence [formal]

vi

  • (discernir) hay que saber distinguir para apreciar la diferencia you have to be discerning to appreciate the difference

distinguirse v pron

  • (destacarse)distinguirse por algo se distinguió por su talento musical he became famous o/or renowned for his musical talent se distinguió por su valor en el combate he distinguished himself by his bravery in battle nuestros productos se distinguen por su calidad our products stand out for their quality, our products are distinguished by o/or for their quality distinguirse en algo to distinguish oneself in sth, to make a name for oneself in sth

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