Meaning: to tell the difference between two or more things that are very much alikeSynonym: distinguish between
- tell sth/sb apart All the kittens look the same to me. How do you tell them apart?
- tell sth/sb apart My twin sisters look so much alike that lots of people can't tell them apart.
tell apart: twins, puppies, kittens, babies, voices, wines, perfumes
John and his father sound the same when they speak, so I can't tell them apart when they