Definitions for ascertain
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word ascertain.
determine, find, find out, ascertainverb
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, assureverb
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, learnverb
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.
Etymology: From acertener, from (a- + certener, from the adjective certain.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: acertener, Fr.
The divine law both ascertaineth the truth, and supplieth unto us the want of other laws. Richard Hooker, b. i.
Money differs from uncoined silver in this, that the quantity of silver in each piece is ascertained by the stamp. John Locke.
If it be on right judgment of myself, it may give me the other certainty, that is, ascertain me that I am in the number of God’s children. Henry Hammond, Practical Catechism.
This makes us act with a repose of mind and wonderful tranquillity, because it ascertains us of the goodness of our work. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
To ascertain is to find out or learn with certainty, often through investigation or experimentation. It refers to the process of gaining or discovering definitive knowledge about something.
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
Etymology: [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.]
The numerical value of ascertain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of ascertain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
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.
...first ascertain exactly the position of the various capitalists, then control them, influence them by restricting or enlarging, facilitating or hindering their credits, and finally they can entirely determine their fate.
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.
One would probably need to go back to the UN-brokered armistice between Croatia and Yugoslavia in 1992 to ascertain the borders of Croatia, if this land was not within Croatia’s borders, it likely remained part of Yugoslavia and that part of Yugoslavia is now Serbia. It is difficult to see how it would be part of neither.
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- установявам, убеждавам сеBulgarian
- encertar, trobarCatalan, Valencian
- determinar, averiguar, establecerSpanish
- مشخص کردنPersian
- saada selville, selvittää, varmistaaFinnish
- constater, définirFrench
- հաստատել, պարզել, հավաստիանալ, համոզվելArmenian
- fá fullvissu um, ganga úr skugga um, komast að, komast eftirIcelandic
- accertare, appurare, constatare, riscontrare, stabilireItalian
- востановува, установува, утврдуваMacedonian
- constateren, vaststellenDutch
- encontrar, descobrirPortuguese
- убедиться, удостовериться, устанавливать, установить, удостоверяться, убеждатьсяRussian
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