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discern (v.)

“感知或认识到(两个或两个以上事物) 之间的区别或差异;” 也有“用眼睛分辨(物体), 明显地看到, 看清;” 也有“理性地感知, 理解;” 14世纪末, 来自古法语 discerner (13世纪) “区分(之间), 分开” (通过筛选), 直接来自拉丁文 discernere “分开, 拨开, 划分, 分配. 区分, 感知,” 从 dis- “关闭, 离开” (见 dis-) + cernere “区分, 分开, 筛选” (从PIE根 *krei- “筛选,” 因此“分辨, 区分” ). 相关链接: Discerned; discerning.

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Definitions of discern from WordNet

discern (v.)
detect with the senses;
Synonyms: spot / recognize / recognise / distinguish / pick out / make out / tell apart
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