discriminate · verb I /dɪˈskrɪm.ɪ.neɪt/Full view
discriminate (TREAT UNFAIRLY)
C1 to treat someone unfairly because of their sex, race, religion, etc.
Dictionary example:

The company was accused of discriminating against people on the basis of age.

Learner example:

Firstly, the disadvantage of this policy is that it discriminates against the poor. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Chinese)

discriminate (NOTICE)
C2 to notice a difference between two things
Dictionary example:

Police dogs are very good at discriminating between different smells.

Learner example:

Others do not discriminate between different types of knowledge, but rather read anything that could intellectually increase their perception of the world around them. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Greek)

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