secern

verb
se·​cern | \ si-ˈsərn How to pronounce secern (audio) \
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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The first known use of secern was in 1604

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“Secern.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secerning. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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