What does ascertain mean?

Definitions for ascertainˌæs ərˈteɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ascertain.

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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ascertain

    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.]

Anagrams for ascertain »

  1. Cartesian, cartesian, craniates, intracase, sectarian

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascertain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascertain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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