discriminate against

treat in a partial or biased manner

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • discriminate against — phr verb Discriminate against is used with these nouns as the object: ↑minority …   Collocations dictionary

  • discriminate against — make an unjust distinction in the treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age. → discriminate …   English new terms dictionary

  • discriminate — di‧scrim‧i‧nate [dɪˈskrɪmneɪt] verb [intransitive] HUMAN RESOURCES LAW to behave unfairly towards one group of people or one type of company or product: discriminate against • employment practices that discriminate against women • The court… …   Financial and business terms

  • discriminate — dis·crim·i·nate /dis kri mə ˌnāt/ vi nat·ed, nat·ing: to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit; esp: to make a difference in treatment on a basis prohibited by law (as national origin, race, sex, religion …   Law dictionary

  • discriminate — v. 1) (D; intr.) to discriminate against (to discriminate against minorities) 2) (d; intr.) to discriminate among, between 3) (d; tr.) to discriminate from (to discriminate right from wrong) * * * [dɪs krɪmɪneɪt] between (d; intr.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • discriminate — 01. It is illegal to [discriminate] against someone based on their race, sex, age or sexual orientation. 02. Children of mixed races often face [discrimination] in our society. 03. This new drug is able to [discriminate] between healthy cells and …   Grammatical examples in English

  • discriminate */ — UK [dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪt] / US [dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪt] verb Word forms discriminate : present tense I/you/we/they discriminate he/she/it discriminates present participle discriminating past tense discriminated past participle discriminated 1) [intransitive] to …   English dictionary

  • discriminate — [[t]dɪskrɪ̱mɪneɪt[/t]] discriminates, discriminating, discriminated 1) VERB If you can discriminate between two things, you can recognize that they are different. [V between pl n] He is incapable of discriminating between a good idea and a… …   English dictionary

  • discriminate — di|scrim|i|nate [dıˈskrımıneıt] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: discriminare to divide , from discernere; DISCERN] 1.) [I] to treat a person or group differently from another in an unfair way discriminate against ▪ Under federal law, it is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discriminate — dis|crim|i|nate [ dı skrımı,neıt ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to treat someone unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features: Employers are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of gender. discriminate against: Caulfield… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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