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discriminate


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discriminate  \Dis*crim"i*nate\,  a.  [L.  discriminatus  p.  p.  of 
  discriminare  to  divide,  separate,  fr  discrimen  division, 
  distinction,  decision,  fr  discernere.  See  {Discern},  and  cf 
  {Criminate}.] 
  Having  the  difference  marked;  distinguished  by  certain 
  tokens.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discriminate  \Dis*crim"i*nate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Discriminated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Discriminating}.] 
  To  set  apart  as  being  different;  to  mark  as  different;  to 
  separate  from  another  by  discerning  differences;  to 
  distinguish.  --Cowper. 
 
  To  discriminate  the  goats  from  the  sheep.  --Barrow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discriminate  \Dis*crim"i*nate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  difference  or  distinction;  to  distinguish 
  accurately;  as  in  judging  of  evidence,  we  should  be 
  careful  to  discriminate  between  probability  and  slight 
  presumption. 
 
  2. 
  a  To  treat  unequally. 
  b  (Railroads)  To  impose  unequal  tariffs  for 
  substantially  the  same  service. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discriminate 
  adj  1:  marked  by  the  ability  to  see  or  make  fine  distinctions; 
  "discriminate  judgments";  "discriminate  people"  [syn: 
  {discriminating}]  [ant:  {indiscriminate}] 
  2:  noting  distinctions  with  nicety;  "a  discriminating  interior 
  designer";  "a  nice  sense  of  color";  "a  nice  point  in  the 
  argument"  [syn:  {nice}] 
  v  1:  recognize  or  perceive  the  difference  [syn:  {know  apart}] 
  2:  treat  differently  on  the  basis  of  sex  or  race  [syn:  {separate}, 
  {single  out}] 
  3:  distinguish;  "I  could  not  discriminate  the  different  tastes 
  in  this  complicated  dish" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DISCRIMINATE,  v.i.  To  note  the  particulars  in  which  one  person  or 
  thing  is  if  possible,  more  objectionable  than  another. 
 
 




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