discern definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To perceive aided by the eyes or intellect; detect.
    • To recognize or understand psychologically.
    • To perceive or recognize as being various or distinct; distinguish. See Synonyms at see1.
    • To see and recognize by noting a positive change or variations; to notice the distinctive personality of; to discriminate; to differentiate.
    • To see because of the attention or because of the comprehension; to perceive and recognize.
    • To perceive aided by the eyes or intellect; detect.
    • To recognize or understand psychologically.
    • To perceive or recognize as being different or distinct; distinguish. See Synonyms at see1.
    • To see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to notice the unique character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.
    • To see by the attention or by the comprehension; to perceive and recognize.
    • To view with the eyes or intellect; detect.
    • to identify or understand psychologically.
    • To perceive or recognize as being different or distinct; distinguish. See Synonyms at see1.
    • To see and determine by noting a positive change or variations; to see the unique personality of; to discriminate; to distinguish.
    • To see by the attention or because of the understanding; to view and recognize.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To perceive distinctions.
    • To see or comprehend the huge difference; in order to make distinction.
    • to create cognizance.
    • To perceive differences.
    • To see or comprehend the huge difference; to make difference.
    • to help make cognizance.
    • To view distinctions.
    • To see or comprehend the difference; in order to make difference.
    • to create cognizance.
  • verb:
    • To detect aided by the senses, particularly aided by the eyes.
    • To perceive, recognize, or understand with all the brain; to descry.
    • to differentiate one thing to be distinct from another thing; to differentiate.
    • To perceive differences.
    • detect using senses
    • To detect using the sensory faculties, specifically using the eyes.
    • To perceive, recognize, or comprehend because of the brain; to descry.
    • to tell apart anything to be distinctive from another thing; to differentiate.
    • To perceive distinctions.
    • detect with the senses
    • To identify using the sensory faculties, especially using the eyes.
    • To view, recognize, or comprehend with all the brain; to descry.
    • to tell apart something as being distinct from another thing; to differentiate.
    • To perceive differences.
    • detect with the sensory faculties
  • others:
    • to tell apart; view the real difference between(several things); discriminate.
    • To indicate or constitute the essential difference between; show the difference between.
    • To see distinctly; separate psychologically from the general mass of things occupying the world of sight; perceive because of the attention; descry.
    • To discover by the intellect; gain knowledge of; discover; distinguish.
    • Synonyms and To view, recognize, mark, note, espy, descry.
    • To perceive a significant difference or difference; make or establish a distinction; discriminate: since, to discern between truth and falsehood.
    • To see; enter by the attention.
    • To have judicial cognizance: with of.
    • to differentiate; perceive the real difference between(several things); discriminate.
    • To indicate or represent the difference between; show the distinction between.
    • To see distinctly; individual psychologically from the basic mass of items occupying the field of vision; perceive by the eye; descry.
    • To discover by the intellect; gain understanding of; become aware of; distinguish.
    • Synonyms and To view, recognize, level, note, espy, descry.
    • To view a significant difference or difference; make or establish a distinction; discriminate: because, to discern between truth and falsehood.
    • To see; enter because of the eye.
    • to possess judicial cognizance: with of.
    • To distinguish; perceive the real difference between(two or more things); discriminate.
    • To indicate or constitute the difference between; show the distinction between.
    • To see distinctly; separate mentally through the general size of objects occupying the world of eyesight; perceive by the eye; descry.
    • to see by the intellect; gain understanding of; discover; distinguish.
    • Synonyms and also to perceive, recognize, level, note, espy, descry.
    • To perceive an improvement or difference; make or establish a distinction; discriminate: as, to discern between truth and falsehood.
    • To see; enter by the eye.
    • to possess judicial cognizance: with of.

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