discriminate discriminate  /dɪs ˈkrɪ mə ˌneɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) recognize or perceive the difference
  2. (v) treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  3. (v) distinguish
  4. (adj) marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions

Usage(s):

  1. Organizers intend to weed out extremists: during registration, candidates must clikc a box confirming that they won't discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, and they will behave honestly and selflessly.
  2. Through trial and error, he discovered that you have to listen 500 times to reliably discriminate between the various sounds made by various heart problems.
  3. It is also politically palatable, as it does not discriminate and does not rescue certain institutions while leaving others to fend for themselves.

News

  1. Former ND AG to appeal judge's ruling in age bias lawsuit

    FARGO - A federal judge has ruled that Georgetown University did not discriminate against former North Dakota Attorney General Nicholas Spaeth based on his age when he was passed over for a law school faculty position.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  2. Bill makes it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity, expression

    ALBANY - The Albany County Legislature unanimously approved a bill that some called "historic" on Monday, since the new legislation will make it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity or gender expression.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

  3. Strong Women Join President Obama to Celebrate Equal Pay

    Today, President Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act at the White House with the help of impressive women including female lawmakers, top advisers, and other community leaders. Signed into law by John F. Kennedy in 1963, the act made it illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees based on sex, specifically calling for equal wages among men and women. There ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PopSugar

Quotes

  1. Obama spoke against discrimination last summer, telling an audience in Ohio: "You can't use that grant money to proselytize to the people you help and you can't discriminate against them."
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Everyone is invited to join," Schmidt said. "There has been no effort to discriminate or exclude."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Eric Schmidt Source: Forbes

  3. Sens. Byron Dorgan, DN.D., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said the incidents involving several companies, including Comcast Corp., Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc., have raised serious concerns over the companies' "power to discriminate against content."
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Olympia Snowe Source: Forbes

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