What does the word discriminate mean?

Usage examples for discriminate

  1. He will not accept any help, but I have to teach him to discriminate what is possible from what is impossible. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. " You are a child, fresh from boarding- school, too young to understand, too young to know where to look for your friends, or discriminate against your enemies. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. We should discriminate between the two by saying that one is a mental fact strictly relative to a particular mind, the other is an objective fact relative to all minds normally constituted. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen