- to discriminate or distinguish in thought.
- to become secerned.
Origin of secern
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And still less is he able to secern the truth from the falsehood, or to weigh the probabilities of conflicting testimony.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)
- (of a gland or follicle) to secrete
- to distinguish or discriminate
C17: from Latin sēcernere to separate, from sē- apart + cernere to distinguish
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