Biased vs Discriminate - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between biased and discriminate

is that biased is (bias) while discriminate is to make distinctions.

As adjectives the difference between biased and discriminate

is that biased is exhibiting bias; prejudiced while discriminate is having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.

biased

English

Alternative forms

* (UK) biassed

Verb

(head)
  • (bias)
  • She biased them against him for no apparent reason.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • exhibiting bias; prejudiced
  • The newspaper gave a biased account of the incident.
  • angled at a slant
  • The table had a biased edge.

    Synonyms

    * (having a partial view) partial, prejudiced, tendentious

    Anagrams

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    discriminate

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To make distinctions.
  • Since he was colorblind he was unable to discriminate between the blue and green bottles.
  • To make decisions based on prejudice.
  • The law prohibits discriminating against people based on their skin color.
  • To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.
  • (Cowper)
  • * Barrow
  • To discriminate the goats from the sheep.

    Usage notes

    Due to the strong pejorative connotations of sense of “decide based on prejudice”, care should be taken in using the term in the sense “distinguish, make distinctions”, and this sense is primarily used in formal discourse; synonyms are generally used instead.

    Synonyms

    (make distinctions) * distinguish * differentiate

    Derived terms

    * discriminative * discriminatory

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.
  • (Francis Bacon)