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?
Discriminate has three i’s in it.
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.