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discern

  

      vb  
1    tr   to recognize or perceive clearly  
2    to recognize or perceive (differences)  
     (C14: from Old French discerner, from Latin discernere to divide, from dis-1 (apart) + cernere to separate)  
  discerner      n  
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discern

  
1    behold, catch sight of, descry, discover, espy, make out, notice, observe, perceive, recognize, see, suss (out)     (slang)  
2    detect, determine, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, judge, make a distinction, pick out  

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