HyperDic: ascertain

English > 4 senses of the word ascertain:
VERBcommunicationascertain, determine, find, find outestablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
cognitionascertain, see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, assurebe careful or certain to do something
communicationascertain, determine, check, find out, see, watch, learnfind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
cognitionascertainlearn or discover with certainty
ascertain > pronunciation
Soundsae.sertey'n
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English > ascertain: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
Synonymsdetermine, find, find out
NarroweradmeasureDetermine the quantity of someone's share
count, number, enumerate, numerateDetermine the number or amount of
gaugeDetermine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
rectify(math) determine the length of
redetermineFix, find, or establish again
refractDetermine the refracting power of (a lens)
sequenceDetermine the order of constituents in
situate, locateDetermine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
translateDetermine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
Similar todetermine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
discover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
Spanishdecidir, descubrir, determinar, encontrar
Catalandecidir, descobrir, determinar, trobar
Adjectivesascertainablecapable of being ascertained or found out
English > ascertain: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningBe careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymssee, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, assure
Narrowercardask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
cinchmake sure of
controlverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
coverMaintain a check on
cross-checkcheck out conflicting sources
double-checkcheck / check / check once more to be absolutely sure
proofread, proofread for errors
spot-checkpick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
Broaderverifyconfirm the truth of
Similar tocheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickput a check mark on or near or next to
checkverify by consulting a source or authority
control, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, comprobar, controlar, ver
Catalanassegurar
English > ascertain: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey ascertain whether there was a traffic accident
Synonymsdetermine, check, find out, see, watch, learn
NarrowertestDetermine the presence or properties of (a substance)
Similar todetermine, find, find out, ascertainEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Spanishaprender, averiguar, decidir, determinar, establecer, mirar, ver
Catalanaprendre, decidir, determinar, esbrinar, mirar, trobar, veure
Adjectivesascertainablecapable of being ascertained or found out
English > ascertain: 4 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningLearn or discover with certainty.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey ascertain that there was a traffic accident
NarrowerpriceAscertain or learn the price of
Broaderlearn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Spanishaveriguar, descubrir, esclarecer, establecer
Adjectivesascertainablecapable of being ascertained or found out

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