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English definition of “discern”

discern

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈsɜːn/ us    /-ˈsɝːn/ formal
to see, recognize, or understand something that is not clear: I could just discern a figure in the darkness. It is difficult to discern any pattern in these figures.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptiveUnderstanding and comprehending
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