To ascertain is defined as to verify or confirm something.
To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
To be the victim of (something unpleasant, painful etc.). [from 13th c.]
The definition of determine is to set limits, make a decision or find out exactly.
(Informal) To lend:
To know to be something that has been perceived before:
To find out; learn of the existence of; realize
To make different by alteration or modification.
(--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
(Archaic) To anticipate with worry or dread.
To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard:
To disregard is defined as to ignore or treat with a lack of respect.
Neglect is defined as to ignore or fail to care for someone or something or fail to do something.
To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
A written or printed announcement:
To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
The definition of distinguish is to recognize differences, or to be identified as a characteristic of something, or to earn a position of status or high esteem.
To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
To appear by glimpses.
To catch sight of; make out; perceive; see
To give attention to; notice:
To behave obediently:
Anticipate means to communicate (verbally or written) on a topic, expressing a personal belief or idea as to what will happen later.
To make known; disclose; reveal
Understand is defined as to know the meaning of something or to grasp the situation.
To observe carefully; notice:
To remark is to make a comment or say something.
To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
To make known; disclose or reveal:
Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
- Observe and notice both connote some measure of attentiveness, though the former may imply a more conscious act of will, and both usually suggest use of the sense of sight to observe an eclipse, to notice a sign
- Distinguish implies perceiving clearly or distinctly by sight, hearing, etc. he distinguished the voices of men down the hall
- Perceive implies recognition by means of any of the senses, and, with reference to mental apprehension, often implies keen understanding or insight to perceive a change in attitude
- Discern implies a making out or recognizing of something visually or mentally to discern one's motives
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