secern

verb
se·cern | \si-ˈsərn \
secerned; secerning; secerns

Definition of secern 

transitive verb

: to discriminate in thought : distinguish

First Known Use of secern

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for secern

Latin secernere to separate — more at secret

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