discriminate between

make a distinction between two or more things

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • discriminate between — index choose, compare Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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, 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 presumption. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) To treat unequally. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of 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

  • 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 — verb 1 (I, T) to recognize a difference between things (+ between): It s sometimes difficult to discriminate between edible and poisonous mushrooms. | discriminate sth from: You must learn to discriminate fact from opinion. 2 (I) to treat people… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • discriminate — discriminately, adv. v. /di skrim euh nayt /; adj. /di skrim euh nit/, v., discriminated, discriminating, adj. v.i. 1. to make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the… …   Universalium

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