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Definitions for discriminate
dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪt; -nɪtdis·crim·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discriminateverb

    marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions

    "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"

  2. discriminate, know apartverb

    recognize or perceive the difference

  3. discriminate, separate, single outverb

    treat differently on the basis of sex or race

  4. discriminateverb

    distinguish

    "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

Wiktionary

  1. discriminateverb

    To make distinctions.

    Since he was colorblind he was unable to discriminate between the blue and green bottles.

    Etymology: From discriminatus, past participle of discriminare, from discrimen, from discerno; see discern, discreet, discrete. Compare crime.

  2. discriminateverb

    To make decisions based on prejudice.

    The law prohibits discriminating against people based on their skin color.

    Etymology: From discriminatus, past participle of discriminare, from discrimen, from discerno; see discern, discreet, discrete. Compare crime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discriminateadjective

    having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens

    Etymology: [L. discriminatus, p. p. of discriminare to divide, separate, fr. discrimen division, distinction, decision, fr. discernere. See Discern, and cf. Criminate.]

  2. Discriminateverb

    to set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish

    Etymology: [L. discriminatus, p. p. of discriminare to divide, separate, fr. discrimen division, distinction, decision, fr. discernere. See Discern, and cf. Criminate.]

  3. Discriminateverb

    to make a difference or distinction; to distinguish accurately; as, in judging of evidence, we should be careful to discriminate between probability and slight presumption

    Etymology: [L. discriminatus, p. p. of discriminare to divide, separate, fr. discrimen division, distinction, decision, fr. discernere. See Discern, and cf. Criminate.]

  4. Discriminateverb

    to treat unequally

    Etymology: [L. discriminatus, p. p. of discriminare to divide, separate, fr. discrimen division, distinction, decision, fr. discernere. See Discern, and cf. Criminate.]

  5. Discriminateverb

    to impose unequal tariffs for substantially the same service

    Etymology: [L. discriminatus, p. p. of discriminare to divide, separate, fr. discrimen division, distinction, decision, fr. discernere. See Discern, and cf. Criminate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discriminate

    dis-krim′i-nāt, v.t. to note the difference: to distinguish: to select from others.—v.i. to make a difference or distinction: to distinguish.—adv. Discrim′inately.—p.adj. Discrim′inating, noting distinctions: gifted with judgment and penetration.—adv. Discrim′inatingly.—n. Discriminā′tion, act or quality of distinguishing: acuteness: discernment, judgment.—adj. Discrim′inative, that marks a difference: characteristic: observing distinctions.—adv. Discrim′inatively.—n. Discrim′inātor. [L. discrimināre, -ātumdiscrimen, discriminis, that which separates, discernĕre, discern.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discriminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discriminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of discriminate in a Sentence

  1. Scott Spychala:

    I just think there's going to be opportunities down the road where people can use their religion to discriminate, it's taking us back in history.

  2. Robert Louis:

    This is a great decision by the Supreme Court, but people are wrong in thinking that the struggle is over and that nothing is left in the ability to discriminate, because it’s still there.

  3. Popstar Demi Lovato:

    Mental illness doesn’t discriminate by age.

  4. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson:

    I think there are instances where religious activities are over-regulated, but in my estimation that does not outweigh the chance that somebody uses religion to do what Jesus would not want to be done in his name, which is to discriminate against somebody and offend a brother or sister.

  5. Kanye West:

    People are allowed to say anything about it and discriminate in any way.

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