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English adjective: discriminate

1. discriminate marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions


SamplesDiscriminate judgments.
Discriminate people.


See alsodiscriminating


Antonymsindiscriminate


English verb: discriminate

1. discriminate (cognition) recognize or perceive the difference


Synonymsknow apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart


Narrower (hyponym)subtilize

2. discriminate (social) treat differently on the basis of sex or race


Synonymsseparate, single out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart


Narrower (hyponym)disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour, hive off, insulate, isolate, redline, segregate

3. discriminate (perception) distinguish


SamplesI could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, spot, tell apart









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