verb (used with object)
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Origin of ascertain
OTHER WORDS FROM ascertain
Words nearby ascertain
WHEN TO USE
What are other ways to say ascertain?
To ascertain something is to determine it or learn it with certainty or assurance. How is ascertain different from the learn, discover, and detect? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for ascertain
He added in an interview Wednesday that while its difficult to ascertain whether the current surge in cases was due to reopening, officials should respond before the community transmission escalates again.Montgomery officials urge Hogan to consider tightening restrictions as Md. infections rise|Rebecca Tan|March 31, 2021|Washington Post
It depends whom you ask, and even then it may be difficult to ascertain.Super Bowl highlights: Bucs celebrate championship, Tom Brady wins MVP|Des Bieler, Mark Maske, Chuck Culpepper|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Last week, a Politico reporter phoned me to ascertain my thoughts on the new war.
We need a Special Select Committee on Benghazi to ascertain these facts and ensure that such a disaster never occurs again.
However, there is little existing research to ascertain this, or much else.
I try one final time to ascertain with Bradshaw what is in the ejaculatory mix.New York’s Naughtiest Show (Maybe Avoid the Front Row)|Tim Teeman|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For decades, people have been trying to ascertain the difference, but it mostly comes down to a level of taste.
One frequently wishes to ascertain the specific gravity of quantities of fluid too small to float an urinometer.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
"We must endeavour to ascertain where Gordon is," replied Mr. Carr, as he re-enclosed the letter in his pocket-book.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
No one outside the rebel camp could ever ascertain the exact number of prisoners, which was kept secret.
No one could ascertain exactly in what capacity he found himself near the fighting-line.
The attendant stooped over the bed to ascertain, and nodded in the affirmative.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens