HyperDic: discriminate

English > 4 senses of the word discriminate:
ADJECTIVEalldiscriminatemarked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions
VERBcognitiondiscriminate, know apartrecognize or perceive the difference
socialdiscriminate, separate, single outtreat differently on the basis of sex / sex or race
perceptiondiscriminatedistinguish
discriminate > pronunciation
Soundsdihskrih'mahney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > discriminate: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions.
Examples
  • "discriminate judgments"
  • "discriminate people"
See alsodiscriminatingshowing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
Oppositeindiscriminatenot marked by fine distinctions
Spanishentendido, selecto
English > discriminate: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningrecognize or perceive the difference.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymknow apart
Narrowersubtilizemark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words
Broaderdistinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
Spanishdiferenciar, discriminar
Catalandiscriminar
Adjectivesdiscriminative, discriminatorycapable of making fine distinctions
Nounsdiscriminationthe cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
discriminatora person who (or that which) differentiates
English > discriminate: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtreat differently on the basis of sex / sex or race.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsseparate, single out
Narrowerdisadvantage, disfavor, disfavourput at a disadvantage
hive offRemove from a group and make separate
isolate, insulateplace or set apart
redlinediscriminate in selling or renting housing in certain areas of a neighborhood
segregateseparate / separate by race or religion
Broaderdistinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
Spanishdiscriminar
Catalandiscriminar
Adjectivesdiscriminatorybeing biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
discriminatorymanifesting partiality
discriminatorycontaining or implying a slight or showing prejudice
Nounsdiscriminationunfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
discriminatora person who (or that which) differentiates
English > discriminate: 4 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningdistinguish.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
Broaderspot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apartdetect with the senses
Spanishdiscriminar
Adjectivesdiscriminative, discriminatorycapable of making fine distinctions
Nounsdiscriminationthe cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

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