◄ Discern ►

1. (v. t.) To see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.

2. (v. t.) To see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference.

3. (v. i.) To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.

4. (v. i.) To make cognizance.

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