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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.
Translations of “discern”
in Arabic يَتبَيّن, يَفهَم…
in Korean 분간하다…
in Malaysian melihat…
in French discerner…
in Turkish farketmek, farkına varmak, ayırt etmek…
in Italian discernere, distinguere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 看出, 辨別出, 明白…
in Russian увидеть, разглядеть…
in Polish dostrzegać…
in Vietnamese thấy rõ…
in Spanish percibir, distinguir, darse cuenta…
in Portuguese discernir…
in Thai มองออก…
in German erkennen…
in Catalan discernir…
in Japanese 見分ける…
in Indonesian melihat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 看出, 辨别出, 明白…
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