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ascertain    : [,æsɚt'en]
Ascertain \As`cer*tain"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ascertained}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Ascertaining}.] [OF. acertener; a (L. ad)
certain. See {Certain}.]
1. To render (a person) certain; to cause to feel certain; to
make confident; to assure; to apprise. [Obs.]
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When the blessed Virgin was so ascertained. --Jer.
Taylor.
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Muncer assured them that the design was approved of
by Heaven, and that the Almighty had in a dream
ascertained him of its effects. --Robertson.
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2. To make (a thing) certain to the mind; to free from
obscurity, doubt, or change; to make sure of; to fix; to
determine. [Archaic]
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The divine law . . . ascertaineth the truth.
--Hooker.
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The very deferring [of his execution] shall increase
and ascertain the condemnation. --Jer. Taylor.
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The ministry, in order to ascertain a majority . . .
persuaded the queen to create twelve new peers.
--Smollett.
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The mildness and precision of their laws ascertained
the rule and measure of taxation. --Gibbon.
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3. To find out or learn for a certainty, by trial,
examination, or experiment; to get to know; as, to
ascertain the weight of a commodity, or the purity of a
metal.
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He was there only for the purpose of ascertaining
whether a descent on England was practicable.
--Macaulay.
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ascertain
v 1: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment,
survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The
physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel
Prize" [synonym: {determine}, {find}, {find out}, {ascertain}]
2: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of
something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See
that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the
product" [synonym: {see}, {check}, {insure}, {see to it},
{ensure}, {control}, {ascertain}, {assure}]
3: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by
making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she
speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he
speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
[synonym: {determine}, {check}, {find out}, {see}, {ascertain},
{watch}, {learn}]
4: learn or discover with certainty

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "ascertain":
afford proof of, appraise, ask, assure, be informed,
become acquainted with, bring home to, broaden the mind, catch on,
certify, cinch, clear up, clinch, consider, contemplate,
cram the mind, decide, demonstrate, determine, discover,
dismiss all doubt, ensure, establish, find, find out,
find out about, fix, follow, follow from, gain knowledge, get,
get at, get hold of, have a case, hear, hold good, hold water,
inquire, inspect, insure, interrogate, learn, learn about,
load the mind, make a decision, make certain, make good,
make no doubt, make no mistake, make out, make sure, make sure of,
nail down, observe, pick up information, prove, prove to be,
prove true, query, question, reassure, remove all doubt, resolve,
see, see that, see to it, set at rest, settle, settle the matter,
show, sort out, study, survey, tumble, unearth, view, weigh




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  • Ascertain definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    Definition of 'ascertain' ascertain If you ascertain the truth about something, you find out what it is, especially by making a deliberate effort to do so It is always vital to ascertain the cause of a continual headache Once they had ascertained that he was not a spy, they agreed to release him
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  • Ascertain | Definition of Ascertain by Merriam-Webster
    Choose the Right Synonym for ascertain discover, ascertain, determine, unearth, learn mean to find out what one did not previously know discover may apply to something requiring exploration or investigation or to a chance encounter discovered the source of the river ascertain implies effort to find the facts or the truth proceeding from awareness of ignorance or uncertainty
  • Ascertain | definition of ascertain by Medical dictionary
    Speaking at an event to mark the decoration of the Christmas Tree for the Missing Persons in central Nicosia, Photiou said the tree is adorned with pictures of those missing and symbolises Turkey's responsibilities, the continued drama that the relatives of the missing are going through and an unfulfilled duty to ascertain the fate of all missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion
  • Ascertain - definition of ascertain by The Free Dictionary
    ascertain - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product" insure, see to it, ensure, check, assure, control, see
  • Ascertain | Definition of Ascertain at Dictionary. com
    Modern meaning of "find out for sure by experiment or investigation" is first attested 1794 Related: Ascertained; ascertaining
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