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Synonyms for discern
dɪˈsɜrn, -ˈzɜrn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart(verb)

    detect with the senses

    "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

    Synonyms:
    bang, have it away, screw, acknowledge, recognise, deal, grapple, get along, choose, distinguish, greet, make love, discover, do, jazz, key, love, roll in the hay, separate, cut, neck, be intimate, signalize, accredit, name, pick out, eff, bonk, make do, spot, bed, do it, mark, have intercourse, realize, make out, manage, have sex, tell apart, select, secern, take, fill out, fill in, have a go at it, key out, tell, agnise, describe, secernate, sleep with, agnize, blemish, identify, contend, issue, fleck, hump, get laid, severalize, descry, have it off, sleep together, get by, signalise, write out, spy, cope, recognize, severalise, know, come, get it on, differentiate, complete, blot, fare, lie with, espy, realise, blob

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discern

    What we discern we see apart from all other objects; what we discriminate we judge apart; what we distinguish we mark apart, or recognize by some special mark or manifest difference. We discriminate by real differences; we distinguish by outward signs; an officer is readily distinguished from a common soldier by his uniform. Objects may be dimly discerned at twilight, when yet we can not clearly distinguish one from another. We descry (originally espy) what is difficult to discover. Compare DISCOVER; LOOK.

    Synonyms:
    behold, descry, discriminate, distinguish, observe, perceive, recognize, see

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discern

    Synonyms:
    descry, observe, recognize, see, distinguish, discover, behold, penetrate, discriminate, differentiate, separate, perceive

    Antonyms:
    overlook, confound, misdiscern

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discern(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discriminate, distinguish, note the distinctions of

  2. discern(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    perceive, see, discover, descry, behold, espy

  3. discern(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    discriminate, judge, make distinction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discern(v)

    Synonyms:
    perceive, discriminate, distinguish, see

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    distinguish, identify, disentangle

How to pronounce discern?

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How to say discern in sign language?

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How to use discern in a sentence?

  1. Donald S. McAlvaney:

    In every declining civilization there is a small ‘remnant’ of people who adhere to the right against the wrong, who recognize the difference between good and evil and who will take an active stand for the former and against the latter; who can still think and discern and who will courageously take a stand against the political, social, moral, and spiritual rot or decay of their day.

  2. Randolph:

    If with a stranger thou discourse, first learn, By strictest observation, to discern If he be wiser than thyself, if so, Be dumb, and rather choose by him to know; But if thyself perchance the wiser be, Then do thou speak, that he may learn by thee.

  3. Craig Holman:

    This is very unbecoming of the senator to rely on these types of sources for his funds and for raising funds from others, it really raises some questions as to his ability to discern the potentially corrupting influence of money.

  4. Brian Burston:

    You can't discern between the different groups and you don't know whether there's ISIS infiltrators in any of them, the weapon of choice now is a truck. What next? It's just frightening.

  5. Harvey Fineberg:

    Everybody wants to know -- am I immune ? Can I now visit Grandma so that I'm not a threat to her and she's not a threat to me ? how do we discern the people who can now safely go out and about ? That's an important personal and social question.


Translations for discern

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  • تبينArabic
  • различавам, съзирам, забелязвам, разпознавамBulgarian
  • erkennen, wahrnehmenGerman
  • διακρίνωGreek
  • discernir, vislumbrar, percibirSpanish
  • huomata, havaita, erottaa, nähdäFinnish
  • discernerFrench
  • देख लेनाHindi
  • percepireItalian
  • 인지하다, 식별하다Korean
  • discernereLatin
  • dostrzec, zauważać, rozróżnić, dostrzegać, rozróżniać, zauważyćPolish
  • percepe, discerneRomanian
  • распознава́ть, различи́ть, различа́ть, распозна́тьRussian
  • rozoznať, uvedomiť si, rozlíšiť, spozorovať, odlíšiť, zbadať, postrehnúť, všimnúť si, pochopiťSlovak
  • urskilja, se skillnad på, skiljaSwedish
  • farketmekTurkish
  • سمجھتے ہیںUrdu

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