An example of discriminate is a dress maker seeing the height difference between two bridesmaids and making adjustments accordingly.
Discriminate among the options available.
Unable to discriminate colors.
An example of discriminate is to refuse to rent an apartment to a black man because he is black.
Was accused of discriminating against women; discriminated in favor of his cronies.
Methods that discriminate science from pseudoscience; characteristics that discriminate early stone artifacts from pieces of natural stone.
The law prohibits discriminating against people based on their skin color.
Origin of discriminate
- Latin discrīmināre discrīmināt- from discrīmen discrīmin- distinction krei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition