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1. discriminate

verb. ['dɪˈskrɪməˌneɪt'] recognize or perceive the difference.

Synonyms

  • secernate
  • secern
  • severalize
  • severalise
  • differentiate
  • tell
  • subtilize
  • separate
  • tell apart
  • know apart

Antonyms

  • deposit
  • integrate
  • assimilate
  • dedifferentiate

Etymology

  • discriminatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Discriminate

  • incriminate
  • eliminate

How do you pronounce discriminate?

Pronounce discriminate as dɪˈskrɪməˌneɪt.

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Example sentences of the word discriminate


1. Verb, base form
An employer cannot discriminate against you just because you are from another country.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Those in management roles who discriminate have greater ability to influence work opportunities for female employees.

Quotes containing the word discriminate


1. Your religious beliefs are your business. They are not and should not be the basis for law. If you use them as justification to discriminate against others, don’t be upset when others decide you’re an asshole."[Blog post of July 26, 2011]
- Jim C. Hines

2. Is it too much to expect from the schools that they train their students not only to interpret but to criticize; that is, to discriminate what is sound from error and falsehood, to suspend judgement if they are not convinced, or to judge with reason if they agree or disagree?
- Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Bestselling Guide to Reading Books and Accessing Information

3. We acquire both the language and religious concepts from our immediate culture – at the same time. A child cannot discriminate between useful survival information and the emotional and psychological manipulations of religion. Once infected, these ideas are deeply embedded and almost impossible to change.
- Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

2. discriminate

verb. ['dɪˈskrɪməˌneɪt'] treat differently on the basis of sex or race.

Synonyms

  • segregate
  • tell apart
  • insulate
  • severalize
  • hive off
  • redline
  • distinguish
  • single out
  • secern
  • severalise
  • differentiate
  • disfavor
  • disfavour
  • separate
  • secernate
  • disadvantage
  • tell

Antonyms

  • advantage
  • unite
  • shared
  • united

Etymology

  • discriminatus (Latin)

3. discriminate

adjective. ['dɪˈskrɪməˌneɪt'] marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions.

Antonyms

  • undiscriminating

Etymology

  • discriminatus (Latin)

4. discriminate

verb. ['dɪˈskrɪməˌneɪt'] distinguish.

Synonyms

  • distinguish
  • spot
  • recognize
  • discern
  • make out
  • recognise
  • tell apart

Antonyms

  • join
  • connect
  • attach
  • stay

Etymology

  • discriminatus (Latin)
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