Definitions for: Discriminate

[adj] marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
[adj] noting distinctions with nicety; "a discriminating interior designer"; "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the argument"
[v] recognize or perceive the difference
[v] distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
[v] treat differently on the basis of sex or race

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*crim"i*nate, a. [L. discriminatus, p. p. of
discriminare to divide, separate, fr. discrimen division,
distinction, decision, fr. discernere. See Discern, and cf.
Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain
tokens. --Bacon.

Dis*crim"i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Discriminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Discriminating.]
To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to
separate from another by discerning differences; to
distinguish. --Cowper.

To discriminate the goats from the sheep. --Barrow.

Dis*crim"i*nate, v. i.
1. To make a difference or distinction; to distinguish
accurately; as, in judging of evidence, we should be
careful to discriminate between probability and slight

(a) To treat unequally.
(b) (Railroads) To impose unequal tariffs for
substantially the same service.

Synonyms: discriminating, know apart, nice, separate, single out

Antonyms: indiscriminate

See Also: differentiate, differentiate, disadvantage, discern, disfavor, disfavour, distinguish, distinguish, distinguish, hive off, insulate, isolate, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, redline, secern, secern, secernate, secernate, segregate, separate, severalise, severalise, severalize, severalize, subtilize, tell, tell, tell apart, tell apart, tell apart

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