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Definition of Discern

Discern

  1. To see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.
  2. To see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference.
  3. To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.
  4. To make cognizance.

Discern Quotations

All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
Miyamoto Musashi

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung

Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day.
Sophocles

Bad food is made without pride, by cooks who have no pride, and no love. Bad food is made by chefs who are indifferent, or who are trying to be everything to everybody, who are trying to please everyone... Bad food is fake food... food that shows fear and lack of confidence in people's ability to discern or to make decisions about their lives.
Anthony Bourdain
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Discern Translations

discern in German is erkennen
discern in Italian is distinquere, riconoscere
discern in Latin is pervideo pervidi pervisum
discern in Norwegian is skjelne
discern in Spanish is connocer
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