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synonyms for discern

  • anticipate
  • ascertain
  • detect
  • determine
  • differentiate
  • discriminate
  • distinguish
  • divine
  • figure out
  • find out
  • foresee
  • perceive
  • apprehend
  • behold
  • descry
  • discover
  • espy
  • extricate
  • focus
  • judge
  • know
  • note
  • notice
  • observe
  • read
  • remark
  • rubberneck
  • secern
  • separate
  • severalize
  • spot
  • view
  • difference
  • discrepate
  • get a load of
  • get the picture
  • get wise to
  • make distinction
  • make out
  • pick out
  • see the light
  • see through
  • take in
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antonyms for discern

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  • confuse
  • doubt
  • miss
  • mix up
  • overlook
  • forget
  • ignore
  • lose
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • disregard
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How to use discern in a sentence

This son of an artist-painter father and occupational therapist mother initially wanted to be a chef, thanks to his discerning palate.
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Choosing a mix from a single brand may allow you to discern differences more consistently than randomly selecting styles from a variety of brands.
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It is not with some discerning eye on my part that I wound up on a show that still somehow manages to be culturally relevant 20 years later.
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Designed as fun teaching tools, they’re meant to help both budding news consumers and veteran news junkies learn how to discern factually sound, vetted reporting from malicious misinformation.
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This allows them to smell with higher sensitivity, while being able to minutely discern what they’re smelling—blood or Deet.
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Swanson and his colleagues were able to discern several structures that were similar to those of present-day assassin bugs.
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Whether passed on from parent to child, master to apprentice, instructor to student, shared knowledge and traditions made it easier to discern beneficial uses of these technologies from ruinous ones.
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Paul Nathanson, a spokesman for Britax, said that “this test was not conducted by Britax and we are unable to discern from where it originated.”
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Neither the Hubble Space Telescope nor the Very Large Telescope in Chile discerned any dust or rocks coming off the asteroid.
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They might as well use a Magic 8 ball to discern the mysteries of the 2020 election.
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCERN

  • caught
  • considered
  • contemplated
  • descried
  • discerned
  • distinguished
  • earmarked
  • eyeballed
  • eyed
  • feasted one's eyes
  • flashed
  • lay eyes on
  • noted
  • noticed
  • observed
  • perceived
  • regarded
  • saw
  • scanned
  • spied
  • spotted
  • surveyed
  • viewed
  • watched
  • witnessed
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