Associations to the word «Discern»
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.
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".
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