The Boy Scouts won a Supreme Court case in 1991 that upheld its right as a private organization to discriminate.
Allow small businesses—for-profit wedding chapels, caterers, florists—to discriminate against gays.
But in so doing, it should not discriminate against all Jews.
Unfortunately, transnational organized crime does not discriminate and journalists have become one of their targets.
Kent Sepkowitz on the tricky politics of diseases that discriminate.
I should be the last to invite you not to discriminate about the present.
Can't she discriminate between the politician and the private friend?
The friendly and unfriendly Indians at the agencies were so intermixed, that it seemed impossible to discriminate between them.
We cannot discriminate in dealing with the great fundamentals of life.
We need to discriminate between the physical and the moral question.
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."