1. [ verb ] recognize or perceive the difference
Synonyms: know_apart
Related terms: distinguish subtilize discrimination
2. [ verb ] treat differently on the basis of sex or race
Synonyms: single_out separate
Related terms: distinguish isolate segregate disadvantage redline hive_off discrimination
3. [ adjective ] marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions
Synonyms: discriminating

"discriminate judgments" "discriminate people"

Related terms: indiscriminate discriminating
4. [ adjective ] noting distinctions with nicety
Synonyms: nice

"a discriminating interior designer" "a nice sense of color" "a nice point in the argument"

Related terms: discriminating
5. [ verb ] distinguish

"I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

Related terms: recognize discrimination
Similar spelling:   discriminative