ascertain


ascertain

verb

Definition of ASCERTAIN

1
to come to an awareness of <was immediately able to ascertain that the girl was uncomfortable talking about her life at home>
Synonyms ascertain, catch on (to), find out, get on (to), hear, learn, realize, see, wise (up)
Related Words hit (on or upon), tumble (to); descry, detect, encounter, espy, see, spot; calculate, dope (out), figure out, find, puzzle (out); discern, mind, note, observe, perceive; divine
2
to come upon after searching, study, or effort <ascertained that their old colonial-era house had once functioned as a tavern>
Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
Related Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seek
Near Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, misset

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