verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of discern
synonym study for discern
OTHER WORDS FROM discerndis·cern·er, nounpre·dis·cern, verb (used with object)un·dis·cerned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for discern
There I was, sitting in the grass, smiling upward for no reason they could discern.Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own|Connie Schultz|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
That would be a really cool outcome, if you can discern things that are more subtle than the Giant’s Causeway, and hitting a rock with a hammer and seeing what the shards look like.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The website for it offers information for people to discern for themselves whether it’s worth getting.
When it comes to physical fatigue, it may be easier of the two to discern.
Such subtle distinctions could take many years to discern, but now with the first local example on the books, the challenge seems less daunting than before.Astronomers have traced mysterious radio waves to a source in our own galaxy|Charlie Wood|November 4, 2020|Popular Science
He was a lover of truth, and believed himself to be a discerner of it.A Spirit in Prison|Robert Hichens
Had Hannah been a discerner of spirits to recognize the soul in that miserable little baby-body!Ishmael|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
It was an acknowledged sign of a true prophet to be a discerner of hearts.The Parables of Our Lord|William Arnot
The will, which is illegitimately stretched to include feeling, is treated as the creator as well as the discerner of reality.Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge
This clergyman, whose name the Editor is not at liberty to mention, is known to many to be a discerner of spirits.