Definition of Discriminate

1. Verb. Recognize or perceive the difference.


2. Adjective. Marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions. "Discriminate people"

3. Verb. Treat differently on the basis of sex or race.

4. Verb. Distinguish. "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

Definition of Discriminate

1. a. Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.

2. v. t. To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.

3. v. i. 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.

Definition of Discriminate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To make distinctions. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive construed with '''against''') To make decisions based on prejudice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discriminate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

Medical Definition of Discriminate

1. Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens. Origin: L. Discriminatus, p. P. Of discriminare to divide, separate, fr. Discrimen division, distinction, decision, fr. Discernere. See Discern, and cf. Criminate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discriminate

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discriminate (current term)
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Literary usage of Discriminate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1915)
"A person who aids in enforcing any such provisions against a member of the said national guard with the intent to discriminate against him because of such ..."

2. Evolution, Racial and Habitudinal by John Thomas Gulick (1905)
"discriminate Action. Under each of these four segregative principles we may raise ... Election, that is, the discriminate success of individuals through the ..."

3. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1914)
"THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CAPACITY TO discriminate PITCH (SEASHORE). ... Gilbert found only 3 of 130 children who could not discriminate a half-tone, ie, ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"The Pennsylvania may deal with shipper-* as it may please; it may discriminate as it may think proper, and grant such favors and impose such burdens as to ..."

5. Speeches, Addresses, and Letters on Industrial and Financial Questions: To by William Darrah Kelley (1872)
"THE TARIFFS OF ENGLAND AND FRANCE discriminate AGAINST AMERICAN FARMERS. The gentleman from New York [Mr. Brooks] held up the English, tariff to our view. ..."

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