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Definition of 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.
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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