determine, find, find out, ascertain(verb)
establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
"find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
influence, detect, recover, settle, ensure, square up, find oneself, hear, shape, get, get hold, fix, find, retrieve, get word, square off, rule, notice, regulate, determine, see, find out, get wind, come up, define, specify, line up, assure, control, encounter, happen, watch, receive, feel, incur, mold, observe, get a line, see to it, make up one's mind, witness, decide, catch out, pick up, obtain, bump, limit, set, learn, regain, chance, discover, insure, check
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure(verb)
be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
"He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
guarantee, ensure, project, interpret, verify, look, experience, tick off, visualise, fit, gibe, assure, image, hold, run across, moderate, learn, checker, condition, mark off, run into, discover, escort, stop, examine, pick up, visit, reckon, consider, tally, come across, get a line, hold in, suss out, get wind, check off, check over, take care, match, check up on, control, look into, mark, command, insure, attend, promise, date, realize, go over, train, check, hold back, underwrite, meet, go out, witness, manipulate, fancy, catch, construe, find out, see, discipline, tell, check into, regard, visualize, picture, find, go through, take in, correspond, curb, secure, view, keep in line, arrest, hear, cover, contain, operate, get word, envision, determine, figure, encounter, retard, crack, turn back, reassure, chequer, watch, see to it, break, understand, check out, master, go steady, tick, realise, jibe, agree, delay
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn(verb)
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
encounter, ensure, take, read, hold in, jibe, look out, look, experience, tick off, visualise, square up, watch, gibe, assure, image, hold, run across, moderate, look on, learn, checker, condition, check out, run into, discover, regulate, escort, keep an eye on, stop, examine, pick up, memorize, visit, hear, chequer, observe, fix, mold, consider, study, con, tally, come across, regard, define, get a line, suss out, instruct, get wind, check off, check over, take care, watch out, match, check up on, control, look into, mark, insure, attend, date, realize, go over, train, check, hold back, specify, interpret, meet, go out, witness, memorise, set, fancy, catch, decide, construe, find out, see, discipline, square off, limit, visualize, picture, find, catch out, go through, take in, correspond, curb, view, influence, project, watch over, fit, arrest, check into, follow, contain, get word, envision, determine, larn, make up one's mind, retard, crack, turn back, go steady, figure, acquire, see to it, break, understand, delay, teach, reckon, shape, settle, tick, realise, agree, mark off
learn or discover with certainty
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Of human actions or character, detect is used, almost without exception, in a bad sense; discover may be used in either the good or the bad sense, oftener in the good; he was detected in a fraud; real merit is sure to be discovered. In scientific language, detect is used of delicate indications that appear in course of careful watching; as, a slight fluttering of the pulse could be detected. We discover what has existed but has not been known to us; we invent combinations or arrangements not before in use; Columbus discovered America; Morse invented the electric telegraph. Find is the most general word for every means of coming to know what was not before certainly known. A man finds in the road some stranger's purse, or finds his own which he is searching for. The expert discovers or detects an error in an account; the auditor finds the account to be correct. Compare DISCERN.
See synonyms for HIDE.
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How to use ascertain in a sentence?
What we hope is sophisticated techniques will eventually allow us to extract and analyze and compare the DNA to be able to ascertain that genetically these are the remains of Lisa Gherardini.
In the meeting with the commander-in-chief, he agreed that our European Union teams would have access to military installations to observe voting there, if there aren't national security considerations that are so serious enough as not to allow that, we will continue to work on the modalities of this, but I'm very happy that we could ascertain this instruction.
One would probably need to go back to the UN-brokered armistice between Croatia and Yugoslavia in 1992 to ascertain the borders of Croatia, if this land was not within Croatia’s borders, it likely remained part of Yugoslavia and that part of Yugoslavia is now Serbia. It is difficult to see how it would be part of neither.
We are providing as much support as we can, meeting with officials within the Lebanese government and doing what we can to ascertain what is proposed, in relation to the [TV] crew and the alleged involvement of the crew in this case.
This was false information ; it may be incredibly difficult to ascertain whomever was selling stock at those prices, who was the guilty party. So they should cancel all trades, that would be the fair thing to do, i don't know why they are letting it trade. This is an error in regulation.
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- убеждавам се, установявамBulgarian
- trobar, encertarCatalan, Valencian
- establecer, averiguar, determinarSpanish
- varmistaa, selvittää, saada selvilleFinnish
- constater, définirFrench
- պարզել, հաստատել, հավաստիանալ, համոզվելArmenian
- komast eftir, ganga úr skugga um, komast að, fá fullvissu umIcelandic
- appurare, stabilire, accertare, constatare, riscontrareItalian
- утврдува, востановува, установуваMacedonian
- constateren, vaststellenDutch
- descobrir, encontrarPortuguese
- удостовериться, устанавливать, установить, удостоверяться, убеждаться, убедитьсяRussian
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