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French translation of 'discern'

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[dɪˈsɜːʳn ]
transitive verb
1.  (see) [shape, outline, figure] discernerdistinguer
2.  (identify) [trend, pattern] discerner

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Example Sentences Including 'discern'

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I dare say you can with your discerning eye.
John Cornwell Seminary Boy (2006)
Once a pattern is established, the trends can be discerned.
Tom Cannon Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)
The opportunity to invest in a growth story will be welcomed but they will be very discerning about who to back.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
This sometimes means clutching at the slightest indicators to discern a trend.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He rarely turned work down and was not overly discerning about the quality of the productions in which he appeared.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
His droll humour and discerning eye excite the whole.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
If forces all recorded thefts in the same way, we'd be able to discern trends in breeds and locations at risk and be able to warn owners.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
My eyes can discern ten million colours, it seems.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The revamp might look great to our discerning eyes.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I struggled to discern a trend.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
For 1,900 a year discerning art fans will be granted special access to the most sought-after shows around the world.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Mutual friends find it hard to discern differences between the two men.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
All this makes it almost impossible to discern the underlying trends in the industry.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We discern much about others just by looking at them.
Christianity Today (2000)
And in this charcoal ash, trained eyes can discern lots of tiny fragments of scorched grass.
Oliver Morton Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
I doubt it, but we could probably discern broad differences between the rural populations of eastern and western Britain.
Francis Pryor BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)

Trends of 'discern'

In Common Usage. discern is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'discern' in Other Languages

British English: discern VERB
If you can discern something, you are aware of it and know what it is.
You need a long series of data to be able to discern such a trend.


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