Definitions for discerndɪˈsɜrn, -ˈzɜrn

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  1. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart(verb)

    detect with the senses

    "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

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  1. discern(Verb)

    To detect with the senses, especially with the eyes.

  2. discern(Verb)

    To perceive, recognize, or comprehend with the mind; to descry.

  3. discern(Verb)

    To distinguish something as being different from something else; to differentiate.

  4. discern(Verb)

    To perceive differences.

  5. Origin: From discernen, from discerner, from discernere, from dis- + cernere; see certain.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Discern(verb)

    to see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish

  2. Discern(verb)

    to see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference

  3. Discern(verb)

    to see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood

  4. Discern(verb)

    to make cognizance

Anagrams of discern »

  1. rescind

  2. cinders


Translations for discern

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  • различавам, съзирам, забелязвам, разпознавамBulgarian
  • erkennen, wahrnehmenGerman
  • διακρίνωGreek
  • discernir, vislumbrar, percibirSpanish
  • huomata, havaita, erottaa, nähdäFinnish
  • discernerFrench
  • percepireItalian
  • 인지하다, 식별하다Korean
  • dostrzec, zauważać, rozróżnić, dostrzegać, rozróżniać, zauważyćPolish
  • percepe, discerneRomanian
  • распознава́ть, различи́ть, различа́ть, распозна́тьRussian
  • rozoznať, uvedomiť si, rozlíšiť, spozorovať, odlíšiť, zbadať, postrehnúť, všimnúť si, pochopiťSlovak
  • urskilja, se skillnad på, skiljaSwedish

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