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synonyms for ascertain

  • confirm
  • determine
  • divine
  • double-check
  • find out
  • verify
  • check
  • dig
  • discover
  • establish
  • eye
  • eyeball
  • fix
  • identify
  • learn
  • peg
  • read
  • see
  • settle
  • size
  • tell
  • catch on
  • check out
  • check up on
  • get down cold
  • get down pat
  • get hold of
  • get it down
  • get the hang of
  • learn the ropes
  • make certain
  • make sure
  • pick up
  • pick up on
  • size up
See also synonyms for: ascertainable / ascertained / ascertaining / ascertainment / unascertained
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antonyms for ascertain

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  • disprove
  • invalidate
  • aid
  • assist
  • confuse
  • destroy
  • help
  • ignore
  • look away
  • miss
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • unsettle
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To ascertain is to verify facts by inquiry or analysis: to ascertain the truth about an event. To learn is to add to one’s knowledge or information: to learn a language. The verb discover is used with objective clauses as a synonym of learn in order to suggest that the new information acquired is surprising to the learner: I discovered that she had been married before. To detect implies becoming aware of something that had been obscure, secret, or concealed: to detect a flaw in reasoning

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How to use ascertain in a sentence

Careless reporting, or even engaging in no attempt to ascertain facts at all is not enough to trigger liability, unless the defendant “recklessly disregarded” the truth.
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They made notes and took sketches of the surroundings, checked the stars to ascertain their latitude, and sent the coordinates back to the land-survey office in Saint Louis.
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Lillie’s study surveyed 561 people to ascertain whether couples who used those strategies were getting on with their partners better during the pandemic, and found that they did.
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Take a deep breath, review your data, and ascertain what is to blame for your drop-in visitors.
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In fact, it was the third-most effective predictor of sexual desire levels, behind only a “lack of erotic thoughts” and “fear,” although the researchers couldn’t ascertain why.
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Safa and I had already ascertained the safest place in the apartment to withstand a bombardment after we moved in last year.
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To ascertain the structure of Saturn’s core, astronomer Christopher Mankovich and astrophysicist Jim Fuller, both at Caltech, examined the giant planet’s rings.
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He added in an interview Wednesday that while its difficult to ascertain whether the current surge in cases was due to reopening, officials should respond before the community transmission escalates again.
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It depends whom you ask, and even then it may be difficult to ascertain.
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One frequently wishes to ascertain the specific gravity of quantities of fluid too small to float an urinometer.
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