Definition: to make use of senses and/or knowledge to notice or recognize something
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): detect, perceive
Antonym(s): ignore, disregard
1. The detective tried to discern if the victim had been killed by his wife.
2. Since my daughter is wearing her sunglasses, I can’t discern if she’s been crying.
3. Until my physician is able to discern the cause of my medical issue, he won’t write me a prescription.