Origin of discern
synonym study for discern
OTHER WORDS FROM discerndis·cern·er, nounpre·dis·cern, verb (used with object)un·dis·cerned, adjective
How to use discern in a sentence
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 man that God endowed with a clear and wonderful depth, a discerner of others' spirits, and very much a master of his own.George Fox|George Fox
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
I could but smile at the young discerner whose thoughts agreed so fully with my own.The Ladies|E. Barrington
This clergyman, whose name the Editor is not at liberty to mention, is known to many to be a discerner of spirits.
It is said in one place that the "Word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."Steve P. Holcombe, the Converted Gambler|Rev. Gross Alexander