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Definition of: discern

(di·zûrn, di·sûrn) v.t.
1. To perceive, as with sight or mind; recognize; apprehend.
2. To discriminate mentally; recognize as separate and different.

3. To distinguish; discriminate. [<OF discerner <L discernere <dis- apart + cernere separate]
Synonyms: descry, discriminate, distinguish, perceive, recognize. What we discern we see apart from all other objects; what we discriminate we judge apart; what we distinguish we mark apart, or recognize by some special mark or manifest difference. We descry (originally espy) what is difficult to discover. Compare DISCOVER, KNOW, LOOK.

Most often used phrases:

can t discern
easily discern
discern consensus
discern patterns
discern differences
discern what s
discern god s
discern truth
accurately discern
couldn t discern
discern good
discern due
discern objects
discern notability
discern individual

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"discern" has the frequency of use of 0.0001% on en.wikipedia.org.

Phrases starting with the letter: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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