discriminate


dis·crim·i·nate

verb \dis-ˈkrim-ə-ˌnāt\
dis·crim·i·nat·eddis·crim·i·nat·ing

Definition of DISCRIMINATE

transitive verb
: to respond selectively to (a stimulus)
intransitive verb
: to respond selectively <the capacity of organisms to discriminate—J. A. Swets>

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