Meaning of “discern” in the English Dictionary


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discernverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈsɜrn, -ˈzɜrn/

to be able to see, recognize, understand, or decide something:

He could discern the note of urgency in their voices.
The exhibit is arranged in no important order that the viewer can discern.

(Definition of “discern” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)