Definition and Meanings for discern
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Part of Speech of discern
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of discern
Meaning of discern
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.
- to see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference.
as intransitive verb
- to see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.
- to make cognizance.