differentiate between (someone or something)

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differentiate between (someone or something)

1. To distinguish between multiple people or things. I have a very hard time differentiating between the Westie and the Cairn Terrier—they both look the same to me!
2. To make multiple people or things noticeably different. We hung floral garlands to differentiate between the wedding and reception areas.
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differentiate between (someone or something and someone or something else)

 
1. to recognize the difference between people or things in any combination. (Usually refers to two entities.) In your painting, I cannot differentiate between the costume of the figure in front and the flowers in the background. Can't you differentiate between Billy and his brother? I can't differentiate between a donkey and a burro.
2. to establish or create the difference between people or things. Why don't you paint in some highlights to differentiate between the figure in the foreground and the flowers in the background?
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References in classic literature ?
For he had to learn, first, the spoken numerals; second, to see with his eyes and in his brain differentiate between one object, and all other groups of objects up to and including the group of five; and, third, in his mind, to relate an object, or any group of objects, with its numerical name as uttered by Steward.
In the words of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, 'UAE Water Aid will not differentiate between one person and another, so are all of our humanitarian works'," added Al Tayer.
In the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Water Aid will not differentiate between one person and another, so are all of our humanitarian works, such as the UAEs humanitarian mission that lies in helping the afflicted, the needy and disadvantaged people all over the world without any distinction, said Al Tayer.
Hizbullah stressed that this crime is another chapter of the rampant terrorism in the world, which does differentiate between one or another, one religion or the other but rather intended against the entire humanity.
Terrorism doesn't differentiate between one sect and another or one area and another .
The world is facing a huge terrorist organisation, under different names in each country; therefore, the real war on terrorism must not differentiate between one terrorist group and another in the way that we witness now.
He added: "UAE Water Foundation will not differentiate between one person and another, so are all of our humanitarian works; such is the UAE humanitarian mission that lies in helping the afflicted, the needy and disadvantaged people all over the world without any distinction.
But now after listening to his ( Deepender's) speech in parliament on FDI, in which he couldn't differentiate between one vegetable and another, I am sure we'll win all ten seats," Swaraj predicted.
Attractive elements in models offer talking points to sales and marketing teams and help differentiate between one community and another.
What Chirac's slip of the tongue has certainly revealed is that the West now does not differentiate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and they certainly do not differentiate between one Arab country and another.
So, how do you differentiate between one and the other?
In a world full of plagues and poisons, there was a practical need to recognize and differentiate between one plant and another: many medicines were made from plant extracts.
We don't differentiate between one country and the next, and we leave politics and religion out of it.
New Zealand advertising is price dominated and offers little other basis on which customers and prospects may differentiate between one offering and another.
Brandon Parker was tired of looking in for his catcher's signs and having to squint to differentiate between one finger and two.
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