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secern

transitive verb se·cern \si-ˈsərn\

Definition of SECERN

:  to discriminate in thought :  distinguish
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Examples of SECERN

  1. <those philistines who seemingly cannot secern artistic depiction of the nude from blatant pornography>

Origin of SECERN

Latin secernere to separate — more at secret
First Known Use: 1604

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