What does ascertain mean?

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ˌæs ərˈteɪnas·cer·tain

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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

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

How to pronounce ascertain?

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How to say ascertain in sign language?

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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

Examples of ascertain in a Sentence

  1. Randy Gerardes:

    But it's difficult to ascertain exactly how much activity that will stimulate or how much revenue.

  2. State John Kerry:

    We are consulting with the government of Iraq to ascertain the full extent of this unprovoked attack.

  3. Steve Cohen:

    I'd certainly vote for it. Whether it's prudent or not is not for me to ascertain, i think it's the right thing to do.

  4. Randy Gerardes:

    Being first out of the gate may offer some first-mover advantages, but it's difficult to ascertain exactly how much activity that will stimulate or how much revenue.

  5. Das Gracas:

    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.

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