• (British) IPA: /dɪsˈkɹɪmɪneɪt/

discriminate (discriminates, present participle discriminating; past and past participle discriminated)

  1. (intransitive) To make distinctions.
    Since he was colorblind he was unable to discriminate between the blue and green bottles.
  2. (intransitive, construed with against) To make decisions based on prejudice.
    The law prohibits discriminating against people based on their skin color.
  3. (transitive) To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.
    • ” —Revelation 21:8 (RSV)Barrow}}
      To discriminate the goats from the sheep.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (make decisions based on prejudice) favor
Translations Translations Adjective


  1. Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.

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