contradistinguish

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Related to contradistinguishing: extinguished, routinized

con·tra·dis·tin·guish

 (kŏn′trə-dĭ-stĭng′gwĭsh)
tr.v. con·tra·dis·tin·guished, con·tra·dis·tin·guish·ing, con·tra·dis·tin·guish·es
To distinguish by contrasting qualities.

contradistinguish

(ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ)
vb
(tr) to differentiate by means of contrasting or opposing qualities

con•tra•dis•tin•guish

(ˌkɒn trə dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ)

v.t.
to distinguish by contrasting opposite qualities.
[1615–25]

contradistinguish


Past participle: contradistinguished
Gerund: contradistinguishing

Imperative
contradistinguish
contradistinguish
Present
I contradistinguish
you contradistinguish
he/she/it contradistinguishes
we contradistinguish
you contradistinguish
they contradistinguish
Preterite
I contradistinguished
you contradistinguished
he/she/it contradistinguished
we contradistinguished
you contradistinguished
they contradistinguished
Present Continuous
I am contradistinguishing
you are contradistinguishing
he/she/it is contradistinguishing
we are contradistinguishing
you are contradistinguishing
they are contradistinguishing
Present Perfect
I have contradistinguished
you have contradistinguished
he/she/it has contradistinguished
we have contradistinguished
you have contradistinguished
they have contradistinguished
Past Continuous
I was contradistinguishing
you were contradistinguishing
he/she/it was contradistinguishing
we were contradistinguishing
you were contradistinguishing
they were contradistinguishing
Past Perfect
I had contradistinguished
you had contradistinguished
he/she/it had contradistinguished
we had contradistinguished
you had contradistinguished
they had contradistinguished
Future
I will contradistinguish
you will contradistinguish
he/she/it will contradistinguish
we will contradistinguish
you will contradistinguish
they will contradistinguish
Future Perfect
I will have contradistinguished
you will have contradistinguished
he/she/it will have contradistinguished
we will have contradistinguished
you will have contradistinguished
they will have contradistinguished
Future Continuous
I will be contradistinguishing
you will be contradistinguishing
he/she/it will be contradistinguishing
we will be contradistinguishing
you will be contradistinguishing
they will be contradistinguishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been contradistinguishing
you have been contradistinguishing
he/she/it has been contradistinguishing
we have been contradistinguishing
you have been contradistinguishing
they have been contradistinguishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been contradistinguishing
you will have been contradistinguishing
he/she/it will have been contradistinguishing
we will have been contradistinguishing
you will have been contradistinguishing
they will have been contradistinguishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been contradistinguishing
you had been contradistinguishing
he/she/it had been contradistinguishing
we had been contradistinguishing
you had been contradistinguishing
they had been contradistinguishing
Conditional
I would contradistinguish
you would contradistinguish
he/she/it would contradistinguish
we would contradistinguish
you would contradistinguish
they would contradistinguish
Past Conditional
I would have contradistinguished
you would have contradistinguished
he/she/it would have contradistinguished
we would have contradistinguished
you would have contradistinguished
they would have contradistinguished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.contradistinguish - distinguish by contrasting qualities
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
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