secern

Definitions of secern
  1. verb
    mark as different
    synonyms: differentiate, distinguish, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart
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    know
    be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
    discriminate, know apart
    recognize or perceive the difference
    label
    distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
    label
    distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
    sex
    tell the sex (of young chickens)
    individualise, individualize
    make or mark or treat as individual
    contrast
    put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
    severalise, severalize
    distinguish or separate
    contradistinguish
    distinguish by contrasting qualities
    decouple, dissociate
    regard as unconnected
    demarcate
    separate clearly, as if by boundaries
    discriminate, separate, single out
    treat differently on the basis of sex or race
    stratify
    divide society into social classes or castes
    insulate, isolate
    place or set apart
    subtilize
    mark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words
    hive off
    remove from a group and make separate
    segregate
    separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
    redline
    discriminate in selling or renting housing in certain areas of a neighborhood
    disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour
    put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
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    identify, place
    recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
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