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discern

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discern

  1. 1 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes barely able to discern the garden gate through the mist Synonyms of discern behold, catch, descry, see, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witnessWords Related to discern identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)Near Antonyms of discern disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook

  2. 2 to understand or point out the difference in too young to discern between right and wrong Synonyms of discern difference, differentiate, distinguish, discriminate, secern, separateWords Related to discern contradistinguish; comprehend, grasp, know, understand; divide, part, sever; demarcate, mark (off), set offNear Antonyms of discern confound, lump (together), mingleAntonyms of discern confuse, mistake, mix (up)

  3. 3 to have a clear idea of we're still trying to discern the meaning of that cryptic remark Synonyms of discern appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, comprehend, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understandWords Related to discern absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierceNear Antonyms of discern misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstandAntonyms of discern miss



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