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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

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

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

Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.
Mary Astell

A great deal of creativity is about pattern recognition, and what you need to discern patterns is tons of data. Your mind collects that data by taking note of random details and anomalies easily seen every day: quirks and changes that, eventually, add up to insights.
Margaret Heffernan

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