- To distinguish.
Since he was colorblind he was unable to discriminate between the blue and green bottles.
- To made decisions based on prejudice.
The law prohibits discriminating based on skin color.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
DISCRIMINATE, v.i. To note the particulars in which one person or
thing is, if possible, more objectionable than another.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
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. Criminate.]
Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain
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
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
2. (a) To treat
unequally. (b) (Railroads) To
impose unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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