Definitions for ascertainˌæs ərˈteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. determine, find, find out, ascertain(verb)

    establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

    "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

  2. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure(verb)

    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

    "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

  3. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn(verb)

    find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

    "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"

  4. ascertain(verb)

    learn or discover with certainty


  1. ascertain(Verb)

    To find out definitely; to discover or establish.

    As soon as we ascertain what the situation is, we can plan how to proceed.

  2. Origin: From acertener, from (a- + certener, from the adjective certain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascertain(verb)

    to render (a person) certain; to cause to feel certain; to make confident; to assure; to apprise

  2. Ascertain(verb)

    to make (a thing) certain to the mind; to free from obscurity, doubt, or change; to make sure of; to fix; to determine

  3. Ascertain(verb)

    to find out or learn for a certainty, by trial, examination, or experiment; to get to know; as, to ascertain the weight of a commodity, or the purity of a metal

  4. Origin: [OF. acertener; a (L. ad) + certain. See Certain.]

Anagrams for ascertain »

  1. Cartesian, cartesian, craniates, intracase, sectarian

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  • تأكدArabic
  • убеждавам се, установявамBulgarian
  • trobar, encertarCatalan, Valencian
  • zjistitCzech
  • feststellenGerman
  • establecer, averiguar, determinarSpanish
  • varmistaa, selvittää, saada selvilleFinnish
  • constater, définirFrench
  • וידאHebrew
  • megbizonyosodikHungarian
  • պարզել, հաստատել, հավաստիանալ, համոզվելArmenian
  • komast eftir, ganga úr skugga um, komast að, fá fullvissu umIcelandic
  • appurare, stabilire, accertare, constatare, riscontrareItalian
  • 確かめるJapanese
  • 명백히하다Korean
  • sciscoLatin
  • rapuMāori
  • утврдува, востановува, установуваMacedonian
  • constateren, vaststellenDutch
  • fastslåNorwegian
  • descobrir, encontrarPortuguese
  • удостовериться, устанавливать, установить, удостоверяться, убеждаться, убедитьсяRussian

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