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secern

verb

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to understand or point out the difference in
  • those philistines who seemingly cannot secern artistic depiction of the nude from blatant pornography

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The first known use of secern was in 1604

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“Secern.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/secern. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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