discern between

make a distinction between two or more things

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dis|cern´er — dis|cern «duh ZURN, SURN», transitive verb. to perceive; see clearly; distinguish or recognize: »Through the fog I could just discern a car coming toward me. When there are many conflicting opinions, it is hard to discern the truth. Not till the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|cern — «duh ZURN, SURN», transitive verb. to perceive; see clearly; distinguish or recognize: »Through the fog I could just discern a car coming toward me. When there are many conflicting opinions, it is hard to discern the truth. Not till the hours of… …   Useful english dictionary

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