Discern synonyms

dĭ-sûrn'
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To ascertain is defined as to verify or confirm something.
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To be the victim of (something unpleasant, painful etc.). [from 13th c.]
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(Informal) To lend:
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To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
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To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
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To know to be something that has been perceived before:
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To find out; learn of the existence of; realize
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To make different by alteration or modification.
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(Idiomatic) To discover, as by asking or exploring.
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The definition of determine is to set limits, make a decision or find out exactly.
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(--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
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(Archaic) To anticipate with worry or dread.
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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:
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To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
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Anticipate means to communicate (verbally or written) on a topic, expressing a personal belief or idea as to what will happen later.
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To discern (something hidden or subtle):
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To be an identifying characteristic of; make noticeable or different:
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To see
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To make known; disclose; reveal
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Understand is defined as to know the meaning of something or to grasp the situation.
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To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard:
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To disregard is defined as to ignore or treat with a lack of respect.
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Neglect is defined as to ignore or fail to care for someone or something or fail to do something.
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To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
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A written or printed announcement:
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(Intransitive) To represent; to make (something) appear to be true. [from 17th c.]
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(Idiomatic) to detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste)
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To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon; to watch; to observe.
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To appear by glimpses.
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To catch sight of; make out; perceive; see
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To give attention to; notice:
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To behave obediently:
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To observe carefully; notice:
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To remark is to make a comment or say something.
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To be certain or sure about.
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To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
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To make known; disclose or reveal:
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(Obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge. [13th-17th c.]
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(Obsolete or UK dialectal) Together.
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To acknowledge the existence or legality of something; treat as worthy of consideration or valid.
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(Idiomatic) To perceive things as different, or to perceive their difference itself; to differentiate, distinguish, discriminate.
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Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
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Synonym Study

  • 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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