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"
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"
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"
learn or discover with certainty
To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
As soon as we ascertain what the situation is, we can plan how to proceed.
Origin: From acertener, from (a- + certener, from the adjective certain.
to render (a person) certain; to cause to feel certain; to make confident; to assure; to apprise
to make (a thing) certain to the mind; to free from obscurity, doubt, or change; to make sure of; to fix; to determine
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
Origin: [OF. acertener; a (L. ad) + certain. See Certain.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
as-sėr-tān′, v.t. to determine: to obtain certain knowledge of: (rare) to insure, certify, make certain.—adj. Ascertain′able.—n. Ascertain′ment. [O. Fr. acertener. See Certain.]
Cartesian, cartesian, craniates, intracase, sectarian
The numerical value of ascertain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of ascertain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I tried to ascertain where they lived, what their families were like, i kept watch on their houses and then after a while went there at dawn, waited for my chance and entered.
What we hope is sophisticated techniques will eventually allow us to extract and analyze and compare the DNA to be able to ascertain that genetically these are the remains of Lisa Gherardini.
Rather than being swayed just by superficial market moves, I believe it's important to ascertain China's structural issues behind them, i think it's beneficial to hold a frank debate at G20 on what is happening in Chinese economy.
This was false information ; it may be incredibly difficult to ascertain whomever was selling stock at those prices, who was the guilty party. So they should cancel all trades, that would be the fair thing to do, i don't know why they are letting it trade. This is an error in regulation.
At this point in time, the BEA is studying the information on the airplane part found in La Reunion, in coordination with our Malaysian and Australian colleagues, and with the judicial authorities, the part has not yet been identified and it is not possible at this hour to ascertain whether the part is from a B777 and/or from MH370.
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- убеждавам се, установявамBulgarian
- trobar, encertarCatalan, Valencian
- establecer, averiguar, determinarSpanish
- varmistaa, selvittää, saada selvilleFinnish
- constater, définirFrench
- պարզել, հաստատել, հավաստիանալ, համոզվելArmenian
- komast eftir, ganga úr skugga um, komast að, fá fullvissu umIcelandic
- appurare, stabilire, accertare, constatare, riscontrareItalian
- утврдува, востановува, установуваMacedonian
- constateren, vaststellenDutch
- descobrir, encontrarPortuguese
- удостовериться, устанавливать, установить, удостоверяться, убеждаться, убедитьсяRussian
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