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ascertain

verb [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.
Translations of “ascertain”
in Spanish esclarecer, descubrir…
in French établir…
in German feststellen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弄清,確定,查明…
in Russian выяснять…
in Turkish saptamak, tespit etmek, belirlemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弄清,确定,查明…
in Polish ustalać…
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