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"ascertain" in British English

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ascertainverb [T]

uk   /ˌæs.əˈteɪn/  us   /-ɚ-/ formal
to ​discover something: The ​police have so ​far been ​unable to ascertain the ​cause of the ​explosion. [+ question word] Have you ascertained whether she's coming or not? to make ​certain of something: [+ that] I ascertained that no one could ​overhear us before I told Otto the ​news.
(Definition of ascertain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ascertainverb [T]

 us   /ˌæs·ərˈteɪn/
to ​discover a ​fact; to make ​certain: The ​firedepartment has been ​unable to ascertain the ​cause of the ​fire.
(Definition of ascertain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ascertain”
in Spanish esclarecer, descubrir…
in Vietnamese tìm ra…
in Malaysian memastikan…
in Thai สืบให้แน่ใจ…
in French établir…
in German feststellen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弄清,确定,查明…
in Turkish saptamak, tespit etmek, belirlemek…
in Russian выяснять…
in Indonesian menemukan, memastikan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弄清,確定,查明…
in Polish ustalać…
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