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dis·crim·i·nate

 (dĭ-skrĭm′ə-nāt′)
v. dis·crim·i·nat·ed, dis·crim·i·nat·ing, dis·crim·i·nates
v.intr.
1. To make a clear distinction; distinguish: discriminate among the options available.
2. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor: was accused of discriminating against women; discriminated in favor of his cronies.
v.tr.
1. To perceive or notice the distinguishing features of; recognize as distinct: unable to discriminate colors.
2. To make or constitute a distinction in or between: methods that discriminate science from pseudoscience; characteristics that discriminate early stone artifacts from pieces of natural stone.

[Latin discrīmināre, discrīmināt-, from discrīmen, discrīmin-, distinction; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·crim′i·nate (-nĭt) adj.
dis·crim′i·nate·ly adv.

discriminate

vb
1. (intr; usually foll by in favour of or against) to single out a particular person, group, etc, for special favour or, esp, disfavour, often because of a characteristic such as race, colour, sex, intelligence, etc
2. (when: intr, foll by between or among) to recognize or understand the difference (between); distinguish: to discriminate right and wrong; to discriminate between right and wrong.
3. (intr) to constitute or mark a difference
4. (intr) to be discerning in matters of taste
adj
showing or marked by discrimination
[C17: from Latin discrīmināre to divide, from discrīmen a separation, from discernere to discern]
disˈcriminately adv
disˈcrimiˌnator n

dis•crim•i•nate

(v. dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪt; adj. -nɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to make a distinction in favor of or against a person on the basis of the group or class to which the person belongs, rather than according to merit.
2. to note or observe a difference; distinguish accurately.
v.t.
3. to note or distinguish as different.
4. to make or constitute a distinction in or between; differentiate.
adj.
5. marked by discrimination; making or evidencing nice distinctions.
[1620–30; < Latin discrīminātus, past participle of discrīmināre]
dis•crim′i•nate•ly, adv.
dis•crim′i•na`tor, n.
syn: See distinguish.

discriminate


Past participle: discriminated
Gerund: discriminating

Imperative
discriminate
discriminate
Present
I discriminate
you discriminate
he/she/it discriminates
we discriminate
you discriminate
they discriminate
Preterite
I discriminated
you discriminated
he/she/it discriminated
we discriminated
you discriminated
they discriminated
Present Continuous
I am discriminating
you are discriminating
he/she/it is discriminating
we are discriminating
you are discriminating
they are discriminating
Present Perfect
I have discriminated
you have discriminated
he/she/it has discriminated
we have discriminated
you have discriminated
they have discriminated
Past Continuous
I was discriminating
you were discriminating
he/she/it was discriminating
we were discriminating
you were discriminating
they were discriminating
Past Perfect
I had discriminated
you had discriminated
he/she/it had discriminated
we had discriminated
you had discriminated
they had discriminated
Future
I will discriminate
you will discriminate
he/she/it will discriminate
we will discriminate
you will discriminate
they will discriminate
Future Perfect
I will have discriminated
you will have discriminated
he/she/it will have discriminated
we will have discriminated
you will have discriminated
they will have discriminated
Future Continuous
I will be discriminating
you will be discriminating
he/she/it will be discriminating
we will be discriminating
you will be discriminating
they will be discriminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discriminating
you have been discriminating
he/she/it has been discriminating
we have been discriminating
you have been discriminating
they have been discriminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discriminating
you will have been discriminating
he/she/it will have been discriminating
we will have been discriminating
you will have been discriminating
they will have been discriminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discriminating
you had been discriminating
he/she/it had been discriminating
we had been discriminating
you had been discriminating
they had been discriminating
Conditional
I would discriminate
you would discriminate
he/she/it would discriminate
we would discriminate
you would discriminate
they would discriminate
Past Conditional
I would have discriminated
you would have discriminated
he/she/it would have discriminated
we would have discriminated
you would have discriminated
they would have discriminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discriminate - recognize or perceive the difference
subtilize - mark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
2.discriminate - treat differently on the basis of sex or race
isolate, insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
hive off - remove from a group and make separate; "The unit was hived off from its parent company"
segregate - separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation; "This neighborhood is segregated"; "We don't segregate in this county"
redline - discriminate in selling or renting housing in certain areas of a neighborhood
disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour - put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly disadvantages me"
3.discriminate - distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
make out, discern, tell apart, spot, distinguish, pick out, recognise, recognize - detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
Adj.1.discriminate - marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
indiscriminate - not marked by fine distinctions; "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"

discriminate

verb differentiate, distinguish, discern, separate, assess, evaluate, tell the difference, draw a distinction He is incapable of discriminating between a good idea and a bad one.
discriminate against someone treat differently, single out, victimize, disfavour, treat as inferior, show bias against, show prejudice against They believe the law discriminates against women.

discriminate

verb
1. To recognize as being different:
adjective
Able to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
Translations
يُمَيِّز ، يُعامِل بِتَمْييزيُمَيِّز، يُفَرِّق
diskriminovatrozlišovat
diskriminereforskelsbehandleskelne
gera greinarmun á, greina á millimismuna
diskriminacijadiskriminuoti
atšķirtdiskriminēt
diskriminovaťrozlišovať
razlikovatizapostavljati
ayırt etmekayrım yapmak

discriminate

[dɪsˈkrɪmɪneɪt]
A. VI
1. (= distinguish) → distinguir (between entre)
2. (= show prejudice) to discriminate against sbdiscriminar a algn
to discriminate in favour of sbhacer discriminaciones en favor de algn
3. (= show good judgment) → tener buen criterio
B. VTdistinguir (from de)

discriminate

[dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪt]
vi
(= show bias) → établir une discrimination
to discriminate against sb → pratiquer une discrimination contre qn
to discriminate in favour of sb → pratiquer une discrimination en faveur de qn
(= recognize differences) to discriminate between sth and sth → distinguer qch de qch

discriminate

vi
(= be discriminating)kritisch sein; (= distinguish)unterscheiden (→ between zwischen +dat)
(= make unfair distinction)Unterschiede machen (→ between zwischen +dat); to discriminate in favour (Brit) or favor (US) of/against somebodyjdn bevorzugen/benachteiligen
vtunterscheiden, einen Unterschied machen zwischen (+dat); to discriminate good from badGut und Böse unterscheiden können

discriminate

[dɪsˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt] vi to discriminate (between) (gen) → distinguere (tra)
to discriminate against/in favour of → fare discriminazioni ai danni di/a favore di
to discriminate against women → fare discriminazioni contro le donne

discriminate

(diˈskrimineit) verb
1. (with between) to make or see a difference between. It is difficult to discriminate between real and pretended cases of poverty.
2. (often with against) to treat a certain kind of people differently. He was accused of discriminating against women employees.
disˌcrimiˈnation noun

discriminate

v. discriminar; mostrar prejuicio; hacer notar diferencias.
References in classic literature ?
a body ought to discriminate -- they come together with great random, and a spear is brast, and one party brake his shield and the other one goes down, horse and man, over his horse-tail and brake his neck, and then the next candidate comes randoming in, and brast HIS spear, and the other man brast his shield, and down HE goes, horse and man, over his horse-tail, and brake HIS neck, and then there's another elected, and another and another and still another, till the material is all used up; and when you come to figure up results, you can't tell one fight from another, nor who whip- ped; and as a PICTURE, of living, raging, roaring battle, sho
The parent who is obliged to feed and clothe seven children on an income of fifteen dollars a month seldom has time to discriminate carefully between the various members of her brood, but Hannah at fourteen was at once companion and partner in all her mother's problems.
I listened long: suddenly I discovered that my ear was wholly intent on analysing the mingled sounds, and trying to discriminate amidst the confusion of accents those of Mr.
In addition, I had always a most earnest desire to know how to distinguish the true from the false, in order that I might be able clearly to discriminate the right path in life, and proceed in it with confidence.
Every man will be sensible of this difficulty, in proportion as he has been accustomed to contemplate and discriminate objects extensive and complicated in their nature.
The first means of recognition is the sense of hearing; which with us is far more highly developed than with you, and which enables us not only to distinguish by the voice our personal friends, but even to discriminate between different classes, at least so far as concerns the three lowest orders, the Equilateral, the Square, and the Pentagon -- for of the Isosceles I take no account.
Unable to discriminate themselves, for the want of this very education, they had been obliged to trust their daughter to the care of mercenaries, who fancied their duties discharged when they had taught their pupil to repeat like a parrot.
We will therefore be at some pains to discriminate.
May it not be that a mongoose may have merely the instinct to attack, that nature does not allow or provide him with the fine reasoning powers to discriminate who he is to attack?
Now it does give me real pain to speak in this almost unappreciative way of the old masters and their martyrs, because good friends of mine in the ship--friends who do thoroughly and conscientiously appreciate them and are in every way competent to discriminate between good pictures and inferior ones--have urged me for my own sake not to make public the fact that I lack this appreciation and this critical discrimination myself.
He remembered that at such times he had been particularly absentminded, and could not discriminate between objects and persons unless he concentrated special attention upon them.
Among the innumerable categories applicable to the phenomena of human life one may discriminate between those in which substance prevails and those in which form prevails.