Associations to the word «Discriminate»


DISCRIMINATE, verb. (intransitive) To make distinctions.
DISCRIMINATE, verb. (intransitive) (construed with against) To make decisions based on prejudice.
DISCRIMINATE, verb. (transitive) To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.
DISCRIMINATE, adjective. Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.

Dictionary definition

DISCRIMINATE, verb. Recognize or perceive the difference.
DISCRIMINATE, verb. Treat differently on the basis of sex or race.
DISCRIMINATE, verb. Distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish".
DISCRIMINATE, adjective. Marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people".

Wise words

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