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Synonyms for discern
dɪˈsɜrn, -ˈzɜrndis·cern

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apartverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discernverb

    Synonyms:
    discriminate, distinguish, note the distinctions of

  2. discernverb

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

  3. discernverb

    Synonyms:
    discriminate, judge, make distinction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discernverb

    Synonyms:
    perceive, discriminate, distinguish, see

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "discern":

    distinguish, identify, disentangle

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How to use discern in a sentence?

  1. Carl Gustav Jung:

    As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.

  2. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    Genius - To know without having learned to draw just conclusions from unknown premises to discern the soul of things.

  3. Mark Luschini:

    It is truly there that you will be able to discern what the likely tightening cycle goal for 2016 is (going) to look like, and I think that will give us a better sense as to what sectors will respond which way.

  4. Charles Talleyrand:

    To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.

  5. Mahabharata:

    Heaven?s gate is narrow and minute,* It cannot be perceived by foolish men, Blinded by vain illusions of the world. E?en the clear-sighted, who discern the way And seek to enter, find the portal barred And hard to be unlocked. Its massive bolts Are pride and passion, avarice and lust.


Translations for discern

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  • تبينArabic
  • забелязвам, разпознавам, съзирам, различавамBulgarian
  • wahrnehmen, erkennenGerman
  • διακρίνωGreek
  • discernir, vislumbrar, percibirSpanish
  • huomata, nähdä, erottaa, havaitaFinnish
  • discernerFrench
  • देख लेनाHindi
  • percepireItalian
  • 識別Japanese
  • 식별하다, 인지하다Korean
  • discernereLatin
  • rozróżniać, dostrzegać, zauważyć, rozróżnić, dostrzec, zauważaćPolish
  • percepe, discerneRomanian
  • распознава́ть, различа́ть, распозна́ть, различи́тьRussian
  • zbadať, rozoznať, uvedomiť si, pochopiť, rozlíšiť, všimnúť si, spozorovať, odlíšiť, postrehnúťSlovak
  • urskilja, skilja, se skillnad påSwedish
  • వివేకంTelugu
  • farketmekTurkish
  • سمجھتے ہیںUrdu
  • 辨别Chinese

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