(English Reading Level: Beginner; definitions are at the bottom of this blog post.)
Distinguished is a good word to use to speak of a person that you are attracted to because he or she has a successful life. If a man or woman is a scholar at school or a successful business owner, you could speak of the person as distinguished. Parents who want their children to marry well may wish for a distinguished daughter or son-in-law, so use this word when speaking of your new companion.
Simple Verb Tenses (Conjugation)
Although ‘distinguished’ ends in -ed, it is used as an adjective; conjugation is not needed for this word.
Sample Sentences for Context
- His uniform makes him look distinguished.
- She is quite distinguished and successful.
Here are a few vocabulary words for beginners who read this blog post. Please remember that in English, some words may have more than one meaning. These definitions will only apply to how the words were used in this blog post.
- Attracted (verb) – to desire to be near something or someone
- Successful (adjective) – to do something well
- Scholar (noun) – a person that excels in their studies
- Daughter-In-Law (noun) – the wife of someone’s son
- Son-In-Law (noun) – the husband of someone’s daughter
- Companion (noun) – lover
- Conjugation (noun) – the changing of verb endings based on tense
- Context (noun) – English words often have more than one meaning for the same word. Knowing the ‘context’ of an English word helps you to understand which meaning is being used for the word in a sentence. ‘Context’ is the information around the word such the beginning of the sentence, the end of the sentence, and even the paragraph where the word was used may all help you to know the meaning of that word.