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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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