Discriminate | A word a day

To discriminate is to demonstrate bias or show disfavor toward somebody.

  • The company was accused of discriminating against female employees. (= The company was accused of demonstrating bias against female employees.)

Discriminate can also mean differentiate.

  • Can you discriminate between good and bad poetry?

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Discriminate has three i’s in it.

Discrimination (noun)

Discrimination means bias, prejudice or favoritism.

  • Laws should be passed against gender discrimination.

Discrimination can also mean discretion or taste.

  • She shows fine discrimination in choosing costumes.

Keep in mind that discrimination has four i’s in it.

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Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I am Manjusha. This is my blog where I give English grammar lessons and worksheets.

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