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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.
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Therefore, this system can be used as a framework for discriminating the three cell types and subtypes.
The diagnostic accuracy was 81% for discriminating FTD from Alzheimer's and 69% for discriminating FTD from controls.
The bank has paid USD335m as damages for discriminating against minority homebuyers.
"Much has been said about discriminating against women and different ethnicities yet no-one seems to understand that a person's accent can have a real effect on the success of their job interview."
While some genetic markers are associated with protected groups, such as sickle cell in African Americans, employers can argue that they are discriminating based on genetic markers, and not on the groups that carry them.
Three preliminary melting curve analyses showed that this assay was effective in discriminating between the melting peaks of HPAI and LPAI (Figure).
By saying all noncurricular clubs, he cannot be cited for discriminating against just the PRIDE club.
* Ohio is not discriminating against products manufactured or business operations performed in any other State;
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Since its inception in 1982 this job-training program has prohibited recipients--even religiously affiliated charities--from discriminating in employment on the basis of religion.
The SVM identifies the most relevant information for discriminating among the given samples.
If I advertise for a typist, am I discriminating against people who can't type?'
(Barcelona, Spain) has patented a method for determinating cytokine receptor, especially growth hormone receptor (GHR), activation, by the use of an antibody capable of discriminating between an activated and an inactive cytokine receptor conformation, especially GHR or growth hormone binding protein (GHBP) conformation, the method comprising: contacting the antibody and the cytokine receptor to form a complex, contacting a candidate ligand to the complex, measuring the antibody binding to inactive cytokine receptor and thereby discriminating between an activated and an inactive conformation.