verb (used with object)
Origin of ascertain
Examples from the Web for ascertains
In the one range it examines and ascertains the facts and laws of man's moral nature.Theoretical Ethics|Milton Valentine
He first ascertains what is according to the rule, and then follows it as nearly as he is able.The Intellectual Life|=Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Given a certain specimen, he first ascertains the knife, second the color of the paper.The Die Varieties of the Nesbitt Series of United States Envelopes|Victor M. Berthold
Rigoletto has no immediate need of him, but ascertains where he can be found.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
The third ascertains our rights as to the fishery, and puts them upon the same footing that they were before the war.