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Verb: tell apart  tel u'paa(r)t
  1. See or hear differences; identify a particular part or parts of a whole; detect with difficulty
    - spot, recognize, recognise [Brit], distinguish, discern, pick out, make out
  2. Mark as different
    "We tell apart several kinds of maple";
    - distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern [rare], secernate, severalize, severalise [Brit], tell

Derived forms: tells apart, telling apart, told apart

See also: tell

Type of: finger [informal], identify, place