What does the word distinguish mean?

Usage examples for distinguish

  1. And- am I so to distinguish Scots? – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. For, first of all, she was not so far off now but that we could distinguish the lay of her head. – The Honour of the Flag by W. Clark Russell
  3. As soon as it was light enough to distinguish the tracks, we again followed our elephant. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson