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Verb: discriminate  di'skri-mu,neyt
  1. Recognize or perceive the difference
    - know apart
  2. Treat differently on the basis of factors such as sex, race, age, etc.
    - separate, single out
  3. Distinguish
    "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
Adjective: discriminate  di'skri-mu,neyt
  1. Marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions
    "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"

Derived forms: discriminates, discriminating, discriminated

See also: discriminating

Type of: differentiate, discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise [Brit], recognize, secern [rare], secernate, separate, severalise [Brit], severalize, spot, tell, tell apart

Antonym: indiscriminate

Encyclopedia: Discriminate