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dis·cern / diˈsərn/ • v. [tr.] perceive or recognize (something): I can discern no difference between the two policies | students quickly discern what is acceptable to the teacher. ∎  distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses: she could faintly discern the shape of a skull. DERIVATIVES: dis·cern·er n. dis·cern·i·ble adj. dis·cern·i·bly / -əblē/ adv.

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discern

discern XIV. — (O)F. discerner — L. discernere separate, distinguish, f. DIS- 1 + cernere separate, rel. to Gr. krī́nein (see CRISIS).

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discern

discernadjourn, astern, Berne, burn, churn, concern, discern, earn, fern, fohn, kern, learn, Lucerne, quern, Sauternes, spurn, stern, Sterne, tern, terne, Traherne, turn, urn, Verne, yearn •Bayern • Blackburn • heartburn •Hepburn • Raeburn • Swinburne •Gisborne, Lisburn •sideburn • sunburn • Bannockburn •lady-fern • Vättern • extern •cittern, gittern •Comintern • taciturn •nocturn, nocturne •U-turn • upturn

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