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Correct spelling: discern

Definition of discern:

  1. To distinguish clearly by the eye or the understanding; to judge; to discriminate; to know.
  2. To see or understand the difference.

Common misspellings for discern:

disern, discerne.


Google Ngram Viewer results for discern:

This graph shows how "discern" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for discern:

  1. What we discern we see apart from all other objects; what we discriminate we judge apart; what we distinguish we mark apart, or recognize by some special mark or manifest difference. We discriminate by real differences; we distinguish by outward signs; an officer is readily distinguished from a common soldier by his uniform. Objects may be dimly discerned at twilight, when yet we can not clearly distinguish one from another. We descry ( originally espy) what is difficult to discover. Compare DISCOVER; LOOK. –  by
  2. Soon afterwards the mist lifted for an instant ahead, and during that instant I saw what appeared to me the hull of a ship, the canvas just rising above it; but it was only a glimpse, and it needed a sharp pair of eyes to discern any object a few fathoms off. –  by
  3. It taught him to appreciate his life at Woolridge's, and to discern variety where variety had not been too apparent. –  by

Quotes for discern:

  1. One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China. And I did actually take some photos, but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye.
  2. And I seemed to discern a power and meaning in the old, which the more impassioned would not allow.
  3. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
  4. The historian is terribly responsible to what he can discern are the facts of the case, but he's nothing if he doesn't make out a case.
  5. It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.

Rhymes for discern:

  1. bern, berne, burn, churn, earn, erne, fern, kern, learn, spurn, stern, sterne, turn, urn, verne, yearn, dern, hern, herne, kearn, hearn, hearne, burne, byrne, vern, stearn, stearne, cern, durn, hurn;
  2. adjourn, concern, return, sauterne, upturn, ahearn, laverne, ahern, aherne;
  3. unconcern;