Dis·crim·i·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discriminated p. pr. & vb. n. Discriminating ] To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.
To discriminate the goats from the sheep. --Barrow.
1. Marking a difference; distinguishing. -- Dis*crim*i*na*ting*ly, adv.
And finds with keen discriminating sight,
Black's not so black; -- nor white so very white. --Canning.
adj 1: showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment
especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating
eye of the connoisseur" [ant: undiscriminating]
2: marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;
"discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people" [syn: discriminate]
3: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine
distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and
politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike
reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a
fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative
observations" [syn: acute, incisive, keen, knifelike,
penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]