Associations to the word «Discern»

Wiktionary

DISCERN, verb. (transitive) To detect with the senses, especially with the eyes.
DISCERN, verb. (transitive) To perceive, recognize, or comprehend with the mind; to descry.
DISCERN, verb. (transitive) To distinguish something as being different from something else; to differentiate.
DISCERN, verb. (intransitive) To perceive differences.

Dictionary definition

DISCERN, 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".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn