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discriminate against (someone or something)

To impose limitations on a particular person or group for prejudicial reasons. Those who continue to discriminate against people of color will continue to meet resistance from those who believe in equality.
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discriminate between (someone or something)

To recognize the differences between people or things. I have a hard time discriminating between Jim and Greg, but they are identical twins after all. You can discriminate between hydrangea and phlox by looking at their leaves.
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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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A quarter of those say they have used someone's age against them while 21 per cent have discriminated against someone because of their race.
Noting that "economically speaking, the effect of a tax benefit or burden is the same," the court agreed with the plaintiffs and held the investment tax credit discriminated against interstate commerce.
Auditory and kinesthetic modalities significantly discriminated between the Bruneian students in high-performing and low-performing primary schools (Table 7).
Segal notes that once the EEOC has been contacted by an applicant who feels discriminated against, the EEOC is responsible to examine evidence, make a determination of `no cause' or `reasonable cause' and either make recommendations, or help secure legal counsel.
SINCE 2000 over 560 cases of discrimination have been brought by travellers against publicans because they feel they were discriminated against by being refused a drink.
EMPLOYEES who believe they have been sexually discriminated against at work because of their gender now get a new legal right at employment tribunals as from yesterday.
I don't know anyone who wants to be discriminated against the way the Boy Scouts of America discriminates against gays.
After much discussion, however, the company consented to an agreement that said it was not found to have discriminated, that it did not acknowledge any wrong-doing and that it would continue to follow the same practices it had always used.
LORD Derry Irvine is to appeal against a ruling that he indirectly discriminated against a female lawyer by giving his pal a job as his adviser.
Meaning of "Record" of Impairment--Those covered by this definition include, for example, individuals with a history of mental illness, heart disease or cancer, who no longer have the disease but who are discriminated against because of their record of an impairment.
It is obvious that Sinclair's unilateral actions have discriminated against Iowans.
THE owners of a bakery found to have discriminated against a gay man are to appeal on six points of law.
Paul's Roman Catholic High School in Glasgow, was discriminated against because of his beliefs by a city commission that refused to allow him to interview for a pastoral care position at the school.
A job centre banned an adthat recruitment consultant Beryl King wanted to place for warehouse packers because they said it discriminated against people who were not hard-working.
Jurors did not find, however, that McMurray had been discriminated against based on her gender and age.