discriminate
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discriminate(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to act with prejudice)
a. discriminar
I am baffled by people who are minorities and discriminate against other minorities.Me desconciertan las personas que pertenecen a minorías y discriminan contra otras minorías.
b. hacer discriminaciones
Angelica accused her boss of discriminating and always favoring men for promotions.Angélica denunció a su jefe por hacer discriminaciones y siempre favorecer a los hombres para los ascensos.
2. (to differentiate)
a. distinguir
That television station doesn't discriminate between reporting and fabricating news.Ese canal de televisión no distingue entre informar noticias e inventarlas.
b. discriminar
Antibiotics kill bacteria, but they don't discriminate between the harmful and the beneficial ones.Los antibióticos matan las bacterias, pero no discriminan entre las nocivas y las beneficiosas.
3. (to show good judgment)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The government discriminated when it set out to develop this project.El gobierno tuvo buen criterio cuando se embarcó a desarrollar este proyecto.
We should pay attention to him, because he discriminated well and explained the situation with legal bases.Hay que hacerle caso porque utilizó bien el sentido crítico y explicó la situación con fundamentos legales.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to discern)
a. discriminar
Very young babies recognize all phonemes. By 12 months they only discriminate the phonemes of their native language.Los bebés muy pequeños reconocen todos los fonemas. A los 12 meses solo discriminan los fonemas de su lengua materna.
b. distinguir
Sharks can hardly discriminate colors.Los tiburones casi no distinguen los colores.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (marked by discrimination)
a. discriminado
The appendix includes a discriminate list of highly recommended further reading on the subject.En el apéndice se incluye una lista discriminada de lectura adicional muy recomendable sobre el tema.
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discriminate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. discriminar, distinguir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to discriminate betweendiscriminar or distinguir entre
to discriminate against somebodydiscriminar a alguien
to discriminate in favor ofdiscriminar a favor de
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discriminate [dɪsˈkrɪmɪneɪt]
intransitive verb
1 (distinguish) distinguir;between entre
we don't see a need to discriminate between customers
2 (show prejudice)
to discriminate against sb discriminar a algn; to discriminate in favour of sb hacer discriminaciones en favor de algn
3 (show good judgment) tener buen criterio
you must learn to discriminate You have understanding and sympathy for others and are adaptable and can discriminate
transitive verb
distinguir;from de;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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