verb (used without object), dis·crim·i·nat·ed, dis·crim·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), dis·crim·i·nat·ed, dis·crim·i·nat·ing.
- discretionary trust,
- discriminant function,
- discrimination learning,
Origin of discriminate
Examples from the Web for discriminately
The dinners were discriminately, if unconventionally, ordered.L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
His conception of an Elegy he has in his Preface very judiciously and discriminately explained.Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others|Samuel Johnson
I merely avoid, sir, discriminately end with steadfast purpose.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Few men, I will be bold to say, put more meaning into their words than I, or choose them more deliberately and discriminately.Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
His conception of an elegy he has in his preface very judiciously and discriminately explained.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes|Samuel Johnson
Word Origin for discriminate
1620s, from Latin discriminatus, past participle of discriminare "to divide, separate," from discrimen (genitive discriminis) "interval, distinction, difference," derived noun from discernere (see discern). The adverse (usually racial) sense is first recorded 1866, American English. Positive sense remains in discriminating. Related: Discriminated. Also used 17c. and after as an adjective meaning "distinct."