Discriminate Definition

dĭ-skrĭmə-nāt
discriminated, discriminates, discriminating
verb
discriminated, discriminates, discriminating
To see the difference (between things); distinguish.
Webster's New World
To recognize the difference between; distinguish.
Webster's New World
To be discerning.
Webster's New World
To constitute a difference between; differentiate.
Webster's New World
To make distinctions in treatment; show partiality (in favor of) or prejudice (against)
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adjective
Involving discrimination; distinguishing carefully.
Webster's New World
Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.
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Origin of Discriminate

  • From Latin discriminatus, past participle of discriminare (“to divide, separate, distinguish”), from discrimen (“a space between, division, separation, distinction”), from discerno (“to divide, separate, distinguish, discern”); see discern, discreet, discrete. Compare crime.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin discrīmināre discrīmināt- from discrīmen discrīmin- distinction krei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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