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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.

2. (v. t.) To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.

3. (v. t.) To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum.

4. (v. t.) To constitute a difference; to make to differ.

5. (v. t.) To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.

6. (v. i.) To make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; -- with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.

7. (v. i.) To become distinguished or distinctive; to make one's self or itself discernible.

1252. diakrino -- to distinguish, to judge
... to distinguish, to judge. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diakrino Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-ak-ree'-no) Short Definition: I distinguish, discern, doubt ...
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1291. diastello -- to set apart, fig. to distinguish, to charge ...
... to distinguish, to charge expressly. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diastello
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-as-tel'-lom-ahee) Short Definition: I give a ...
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1231. diaginosko -- to distinguish, to determine
... to distinguish, to determine. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diaginosko Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-ag-in-o'-sko) Short Definition: I know accurately, examine ...
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2919. krino -- to judge, decide
... 2919 -- properly, to separate (distinguish), ie judge; come to a (decision, judgment)
by making a -- either positive (a verdict in favor of) or negative (which ...
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1270. dianoema -- a thought
... cogitation. Cognate: 1270 (from 1223 , "through," which intensifies 3539 ,
"to think") -- "think , distinguish. This substantive ...
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2920. krisis -- a decision, judgment
... Cognate: 2920 (a noun derived from 2919 , "to separate, distinguish, judge") --
judgment, emphasizing its qualitative aspect that can apply either to a ...
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1381. dokimazo -- to test, by impl. to approve
... Phonetic Spelling: (dok-im-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I put to the test, prove, examine
Definition: I put to the test, prove, examine; I distinguish by testing ...
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145. aistheterion -- organ of perception
... 145 () is "the concrete organ of , becoming virtually a habitual ability which must
be developed and enables believers to distinguish between the spirits. ...
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3307. merizo -- to divide
... 3307 (from 3313 , "a single part, member") -- properly, to , distribute into parts
(portions), ie separate (distinguish) one part from another. ...
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1308. diaphero -- to carry through, carry about, to differ, make a ...
... 1308 (from 1223 , "through," intensifying 5342 , "carry") -- properly, take
(ie to the ); (figuratively) to distinguish to show what is (). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
466. Eliphelehu -- "may God distinguish him," a doorkeeper
... Eliphelehu. 467 . "may God distinguish him," a doorkeeper. Transliteration:
Eliphelehu Phonetic Spelling: (el-ee-fe-lay'-hoo) Short Definition: Eliphelehu. ...
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5330. netsach -- to distinguish oneself
... 5329, 5330. netsach. 5331 . to distinguish oneself. Transliteration: netsach
Phonetic Spelling: (nets-akh') Short Definition: distinguishing. ...
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6395. palah -- to be separated or distinct
... A primitive root; to distinguish (literally or figuratively) -- put a difference,
show marvellous, separate, set apart, sever, make wonderfully. 6394, 6395. ...
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3045. yada -- to know
... 1), concern (2), concerned (1), consider (3), declare (1), detected (1), directed
(1), discern (2), disciplined (1), discovered (3), distinguish (1), endowed (3 ...
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6381. pala -- to be surpassing or extraordinary
... A primitive root; properly, perhaps to separate, ie Distinguish (literally or
figuratively); by implication, to be (causatively, make) great, difficult ...
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995. bin -- to discern
... A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), ie(generally) understand --
attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel ...
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914. badal -- to be divided, separate
... A primitive root; to divide (in variation senses literally or figuratively, separate,
distinguish, differ, select, etc.) -- (make, put) difference, divide ...
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7200. raah -- to see
... 1), became visible (1), become visible (1), behold (9), choice (1), consider (13),
considered (1), display (1), displayed (1), distinguish (1), encountered (1 ...
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5234. nakar -- to regard, recognize
... root Definition to regard, recognize NASB Word Usage able (1), acknowledge (3),
acknowledges (1), discern (1), distinguish (1), distinguishes (1), examine (1 ...
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The Attempt is Made to Distinguish Out of the Scriptures the ...
... Book XIII. Chapter 1."The Attempt is Made to Distinguish Out of the
Scriptures the Offices of Wisdom and of Knowledge. That in ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 1 the attempt is made.htm

Whether it is Right to Distinguish Other Moral Precepts of the Law ...
distinguish other moral precepts of the law besides the decalogue? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is right to.htm

The Christians Distinguish God from Matter.
... Chapter XV."The Christians Distinguish God from Matter. But grant that they
acknowledge the same. What then? Because the multitude ...
/.../a plea for the christians/chapter xv the christians distinguish god.htm

Whether it is Fitting to Distinguish Six Kinds of Sin against the ...
to distinguish six kinds of sin against the Holy Ghost? ...
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Once More we Will Distinguish of Christians
... THE FOURTH CENTURY 9 Once more we will distinguish of Christians. Once more
we will distinguish of Christians. There are Christians ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/9 once more we will.htm

Whether we Ought to Distinguish Several Species of Divination?
... OF SUPERSTITION IN DIVINATIONS (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether we ought to distinguish
several species of divination? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether we ought to distinguish.htm

Whether we Ought to Distinguish Several Orders?
(FIVE ARTICLES) Whether we ought to distinguish several Orders? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether we ought to distinguish 2.htm

Whether we Should Distinguish Irascible and Concupiscible Parts in ...
... OF THE WILL (FIVE ARTICLES) Whether we should distinguish irascible and
concupiscible parts in the superior appetite? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether we should distinguish irascible.htm

To Distinguish the Gospels.
... To Distinguish the Gospels. Then, to enable the reader to discriminate
as he reads, we have indicated the particular Gospel from ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/to distinguish the gospels.htm

Commandment Sixth. How to Recognise the Two Spirits Attendant on ...
... Commandment Sixth. How to Recognise the Two Spirits Attendant on Each Man, and How
to Distinguish the Suggestions of the One from Those of the Other. Chap. I. ...
/.../the pastor books first second third/commandment sixth how to recognise.htm

Distinguish (16 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with
regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low. ...
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Jew (34 Occurrences)
... There are three names used in the New Testament to designate this people,. (1.)
Jews, as regards their nationality, to distinguish them from Gentiles. ...
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Judge (297 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes,
and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to ...
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Distinguished (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Distinguish. 2. (a.) Marked; special.
3. (a.) Separated from others by distinct difference ...
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Difference (19 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Choice; preference. 5. (n.) An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish
the bearings of two persons, which would otherwise be the same. ...
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Sodomite (1 Occurrence)
... Interpreters seldom distinguish between these two aspects of His work, and it is
plain that sometimes at least the author himself made no effort sharply to ...
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Shibboleth (1 Occurrence)
... customs, and from mixing largely with the Moabites, Ishmaelites, and Ammonites to
pronounce certain letters in such a manner as to distinguish them from the ...
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Pisidia (2 Occurrences)
... 1. History: (1) Antioch of Pisidia was so called to distinguish it from the many
other cities of the same name founded by Seleucus Nicator (301-280 BC) and ...
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Distinctly (8 Occurrences)

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Antioch (21 Occurrences)
... 1. History: (1) Antioch of Pisidia was so called to distinguish it from the many
other cities of the same name founded by Seleucus Nicator (301-280 BC) and ...
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Distinguish (16 Occurrences)

Matthew 16:3
and in the morning, 'It will be rough weather to-day, for the sky is red and murky.' You learn how to distinguish the aspect of the heavens, but the signs of the times you cannot.

1 Corinthians 12:10
and to another in-workings of mighty deeds; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; and to another 'divers' kinds of tongues; and to another interpretation of tongues:

Hebrews 5:14
Such persons are mere babes. But solid food is for adults--that is, for those who through constant practice have their spiritual faculties carefully trained to distinguish good from evil.

1 John 3:10
By this we can distinguish God's children and the Devil's children: no one who fails to act righteously is a child of God, nor he who does not love his brother man.

1 John 4:6
The man who is beginning to know God listens to us, but he who is not a child of God does not listen to us. By this test we can distinguish the Spirit of truth from the spirit of error.

Exodus 8:22
And I will distinguish in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no dog-flies shall be there; that thou mayest know that I Jehovah am in the midst of the land.

Exodus 9:4
And Jehovah will distinguish between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that the children of Israel have.

Exodus 33:16
For wherein now shall it be known that I have found grace in Thy sight, I and Thy people? is it not in that Thou goest with us, so that we are distinguished, I and Thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?'

Leviticus 10:10
and that you are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;

Leviticus 20:25
Ye shall therefore distinguish between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast or by fowl, or by any manner of living animal that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

2 Samuel 19:35
I am this day fourscore years old; can I discern between good and bad? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?
(See NAS)

1 Kings 3:9
Give Thy servant therefore an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this Thy great people?'
(See NIV)

Ezra 3:13
so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people; for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.

Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 44:23
And My people they direct between holy and common, and between unclean and clean they cause them to discern.

Malachi 3:18
Then shall ye again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.



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