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synonyms for ascertaining

  • 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
  • look-see
  • make certain
  • make sure
  • pick up
  • pick up on
  • size up
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antonyms for ascertaining

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  • disprove
  • invalidate
  • aid
  • assist
  • confuse
  • destroy
  • help
  • ignore
  • look away
  • miss
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • unsettle
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How to use ascertaining in a sentence

For the purpose of ascertaining the Board's powers in this connection the opinion of the Attorney General has been requested.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Ascertaining what had happened, some went to the church, and the governor arrested others.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Meurin had special facilities for ascertaining how men diabolise; the island of Mauritius has enjoyed many privileges of Infernus.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
At least, we can come a good deal nearer ascertaining the latter than the former.
TABOO AND GENETICSMELVIN MOSES KNIGHT, IVA LOWTHER PETERS, AND PHYLLIS MARY BLANCHARD
During the passage, which lasted seven weeks, Newton had ample opportunity of ascertaining his situation.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
It is, I think, necessary to limit the depth as a factor for ascertaining the number to be accommodated.
LOSS OF THE STEAMSHIP 'TITANIC'BRITISH GOVERNMENT
At first the small canoes came near us, for the purpose of ascertaining who and what we were.
A NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK, CAPTIVITY AND SUFFERINGS OF HORACE HOLDEN AND BENJ. H. NUTEHORACE HOLDEN
A judicial inquiry had taken place at St. Malo, for the purpose of ascertaining what had become of the coast-guardman, number 619.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
What reasons actuated the Inca we have no means of ascertaining.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
A correct observation of these hillock-chains affords a most certain scale for ascertaining the direction of the prevailing wind.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
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