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.
Origin of discriminate
Examples from the Web for discriminately
Historical Examples of discriminately
The dinners were discriminately, if unconventionally, ordered.L-bas
J. K. Huysmans
Those who speak that tongue we discriminately call Primahaitu, which is like saying Vasconyados.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
His conception of an Elegy he has in his Preface very judiciously and discriminately explained.Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others
I merely avoid, sir, discriminately end with steadfast purpose.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
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
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."