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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 ?
But as we ascend in the social scale, the process of discriminating and being discriminated by hearing increases in difficulty, partly because voices are assimilated, partly because the faculty of voice-discrimination is a plebeian virtue not much developed among the Aristocracy.
Hence it must happen that however accurately objects may be discriminated in themselves, and however accurately the discrimination may be considered, the definition of them may be rendered inaccurate by the inaccuracy of the terms in which it is delivered.
It will appear, from the specimens which have been cited, that the American Confederacy, in this particular, stands discriminated from every other institution of a similar kind, and exhibits a new and unexampled phenomenon in the political world.
And a little after: 'Therefore, I think, we may suppose that it is in this that the species of brutes are discriminated from men, and it is that proper difference wherein they are wholly separated, and which at last widens to so wide a distance.
All would be well yet; the Mackenzies would be found, Flora, younger and lovelier and kinder than before; Alan would be found, and would have so nicely discriminated his behaviour as to have grown, on the one hand, into a valued friend of Mr.
I said I did not propose to be discriminated against on the account of my nationality; that he had just sold a diploma to this German gentleman, and my money was a good as his; I would see to it that he couldn't keep his shop for Germans and deny his produce to Americans; I would have his license taken away from him at the dropping of a handkerchief; if France refused to break him, I would make an international matter of it and bring on a war; the soil should be drenched with blood; and not only that, but I would set up an opposition show and sell diplomas at half price.
He claimed that the local engineers, all of the, qualified and jobless were discriminated.
THE Attorney General has been given the green light to become involved in a bakery's appeal against being found to have discriminated against a gay customer.
Andrews found that working-class people are discriminated against because they do not have the "right accents, hairstyles, clothes or backgrounds.
WELLINGTON, February 12, 2012 (Frontier Star): A survey on race relations has found for the 10th consecutive year that people perceive Asian New Zealanders as the most discriminated against ethnic group.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) has paid damages to settle charges that it discriminated against minorities.
Clearly, there have never been activities to educate us to the contrary, since people--those who discriminated, and those who were discriminated against--would rather forget.