Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb discriminate

3 senses of discriminate

Sense 1
discriminate, know apart -- (recognize or perceive the difference)
       => distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")

Sense 2
discriminate, separate, single out -- (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)
       => distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")

Sense 3
discriminate -- (distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish")
       => spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart -- (detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph")

Antonyms of adj discriminate

1 sense of discriminate

Sense 1
discriminate (vs. indiscriminate) -- (marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people")

indiscriminate (vs. discriminate) -- (not marked by fine distinctions; "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles")
        => promiscuous -- (not selective of a single class or person; "Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money")
        => sweeping, wholesale -- (ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction")

Similarity of adj discriminate

1 sense of discriminate

Sense 1
discriminate (vs. indiscriminate) -- (marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people")
          Also See-> discriminating#1

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