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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.
See also: discriminate

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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: discriminate

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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By party, 92 percent of Democrats said Muslims suffer discrimination, tied with the proportion saying blacks are discriminated against.
The observatory, whose funding is granted by the United Nations Fund for Democracy, forms a new space for coordination between civil society actors and discriminated groups to rethink and deal with blatant injustices by establishing structural reforms for an egalitarian society, said the same source.
REMEDY First complain in writing to the person or organisation that has discriminated against you.
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Sher Zaman Bugti expressed his frustration saying that all the major natural gas fields are still located in Loti, Sui, Uch and Pir Koh, all located in the Bugti Mainland and still the local people are discriminated, denied jobs and natural gas facilities for the past 65 years.
The 5th Circuit did not definitively rule on whether Texas discriminated on purpose.
A study found nine out of ten people believe those with a learning disability still experience discrimination with more than half thinking they are the most discriminated against group in society.
Employees are protected from being discriminated against under a number of different laws.
For a new survey suggests that 76 per cent of employers have discriminated against job applicants because of their accents.
Clearly, there have never been activities to educate us to the contrary, since people--those who discriminated, and those who were discriminated against--would rather forget.
However, the tribunal panel unanimously agreed he was a victim of constructive dismissal and had been discriminated against.
THE Church of England faces a large payout after it was ruled to have illegally discriminated against a gay youth worker.
This region and this area has been discriminated against to fund the games."
A LANDMARK ruling that an atheist teacher was discriminated against because he was not Catholic was challenged yesterday at an appeal hearing.
They contended that the Ohio state income tax credits and the personal property tax abatements discriminated against interstate commerce, by granting preferential treatment to instate investment and activity in violation of the Commerce Clause.