discriminate

01. It is illegal to [discriminate] against someone based on their race, sex, age or sexual orientation.
02. Children of mixed races often face [discrimination] in our society.
03. This new drug is able to [discriminate] between healthy cells and cancerous cells, and only attacks the cancerous cells.
04. Women feel they are [discriminated] against in this company because there are no women working in senior administration.
05. Nestor has very [discriminating] tastes, and will only accept wine of the finest quality.
06. There is a lot of [discrimination] against immigrants in this country, which sometimes makes it difficult for new arrivals to find a job or accommodation.
07. These laws are [discriminatory], and must be abolished.
08. President Dwight Eisenhower once noted that legislation to apply the principle of equal pay for equal work without [discrimination] because of sex is a matter of simple justice.
09. Ramsey Clark once warned that racial [discrimination] occurs in the administration of capital punishment.
10. American Indian chief Wilma Mankiller once remarked that she had run into more [discrimination] as a woman than as an Indian.
11. The human eyes can perceive more than 1 million simultaneous visual impressions, and are able to [discriminate] among nearly 8 million gradations of color.
12. In the past, skin color was the basis for [discrimination] in Jamaican society.
13. Gender based [discrimination] is illegal in Ukraine, but the country has a long way to go before the sexes are truly equal.
14. This country's labor laws do not allow [discrimination] in employment.
15. It has been suggested that [discrimination] against fat people is the last acceptable form of [discrimination] in our society.
16. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all are equal before the law, and are entitled without any [discrimination] to equal protection of the law.
17. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone, without any [discrimination], has the right to equal pay for equal work.
18. From 1933 to 1939, a series of [discriminatory] laws were passed in Germany which progressively excluded people of Jewish ancestry from employment, education, housing, healthcare, marriages of their choice, pension entitlements, professions such as law and medicine, and public accommodations such as theaters, cinemas and vacation resorts.
19. George Bernard Shaw once suggested that newspapers are unable to [discriminate] between a bicycle accident, and the collapse of civilization.
20. The likelihood of the occurrence of prejudice and [discriminatory] behavior is increased by stereotypes.
21. My boss [discriminates] against women. He only hires men for senior management positions.
22. When studying at school, it is essential to [discriminate] between what information is important and what information is not.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • discriminate — di‧scrim‧i‧nate [dɪˈskrɪmneɪt] verb [intransitive] HUMAN RESOURCES LAW to behave unfairly towards one group of people or one type of company or product: discriminate against • employment practices that discriminate against women • The court… …   Financial and business terms

  • discriminate — dis·crim·i·nate /dis kri mə ˌnāt/ vi nat·ed, nat·ing: to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit; esp: to make a difference in treatment on a basis prohibited by law (as national origin, race, sex, religion …   Law dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) To treat unequally. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discriminate — [v1] show prejudice be bigot, be partial, contradistinguish, disfavor, favor, hate, incline, judge, segregate, separate, set apart, show bias, single out, treat as inferior, treat differently, victimize; concepts 32,384 discriminate [v2]… …   New thesaurus

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discriminate — (v.) 1620s, from L. discriminatus, pp. of discriminare to divide, separate, from discrimen (gen. discriminis) interval, distinction, difference, derived noun from discernere (see DISCERN (Cf. discern)). The adverse (usually racial) sense is first …   Etymology dictionary

  • discriminate — vb *distinguish, differentiate, demarcate Analogous words: *compare, contrast, collate: *separate, divide, part: *detach, disengage Antonyms: confound Contrasted words: confuse, *mistake …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • discriminate — ► VERB 1) recognize a distinction. 2) make an unjust distinction in the treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age. DERIVATIVES discriminative adjective. ORIGIN Latin discriminare distinguish… …   English terms dictionary

  • discriminate — [di skrim′i nāt΄; ] for adj. [, di skrim′init] vt. discriminated, discriminating [< L discriminatus, pp. of discriminare, to divide, distinguish < discrimen, division, distinction < discernere: see DISCERN] 1. to constitute a difference… …   English World dictionary

  • discriminate — v. 1) (D; intr.) to discriminate against (to discriminate against minorities) 2) (d; intr.) to discriminate among, between 3) (d; tr.) to discriminate from (to discriminate right from wrong) * * * [dɪs krɪmɪneɪt] between (d; intr.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

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