discriminate

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discriminate against someone or something

to single out a type of person or thing for special negative treatment or denial of equal treatment; to act in a prejudicial manner against someone or something. This law discriminates against short people. You discriminate against people in wheelchairs.
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discriminate between

someone and someone else or something and something else to distinguish between people or between things. I find it hard these days to discriminate between my friends and my enemies. Can you discriminate between this shade of pink and that one?
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Rather than slavishly reproduce such usage, the neoliberal label ought to be employed discriminately, informed by an understanding of economic history that tells of the spectrum of ideas that can come under that label, directing readers away from concepts in the periphery toward those at the core.
This followed a meeting with the Nursing Council, during which they put forward their claims that, in declining their applications for registration, the council had acted discriminately.
Sheikh alleged that Sarabjeet Singh had been treated discriminately by the Supreme Court and demanded to review the petition against his death sentence.
1996) find that cigarette firms price discriminately across states and that the regulatory antismoking efforts are countered by cigarette firms by lowering cigarette prices.
Unfortunately, the very early stuff was moved to room 2 because their usual place of habitation is under reconstruction, so I wandered around the later room, very discriminately.
Part of the Army's versatility lies in its combat forces, which have the ability to be discriminately lethal.
I'm really annoyed by how they apply the law so discriminately in Lothian and the Borders.
Looking to an ambiguous future, in the fall of 2010 Captain Mark Rios, Resource Sponsor for Mine Warfare (N852) in the Expeditionary Warfare Directorate (N85) of the Navy Staff, observed that while the Navy has a good ability to lay indiscriminate mines, it could create mines that would more effectively and discriminately target enemy ships and could be turned on and off by remote control.
The government deliberately and discriminately distributed more educational resources to urban residents based on hukou.
Investors recognize that Russia is on the sidelines of the global debt turmoil and currently view the country favorably; they are not willing to lighten positions in Russian equities discriminately.
This richer understanding can help them determine how to apply force discriminately and to identify opportunities to resolve conflict short of force.
I'm into swarthy liquors and am discriminately against anything pale.
Yet it undermines the tariff ethos if the sanction of nonparticipation is used discriminately.