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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 for "discern":

    distinguish, identify, disentangle

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How to use discern in a sentence?

  1. Thomas McLoughlin:

    We're beginning to discern a ... mindset on the island that the government is weighing the interest of investors against the economic interest of the island.

  2. Penny Nance:

    It's important to hear and actually try to discern the heart of a candidate, i want to know their moral compass, their core values, are the same as my members.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p) on modern man, modernity, and technotyranny, I say this:-hooked on technology. can't discern myth from reality, loses his identity, yearns for a state of ideality. one thing he knows, is that no matter how older he grows, he sees this as just a delusion- he has no solution, that's why there is so much confusion.

  4. Benigno Aquino:

    I have faith in my bosses, the Filipino people (in not voting Marcos Jr into power), there's nothing that has caused me to change the faith that they are able to discern.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When one is not mindful of their continued misconduct, they cannot discern the distinction between right and wrong; wisdom dictates silence is the best approach.

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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
  • 識別Japanese
  • 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
  • వివేకంTelugu
  • farketmekTurkish
  • سمجھتے ہیںUrdu
  • 辨别Chinese

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