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Definition 1: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where ascertain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He verified that the valves were closed
  • See that the curtains are closed
  • control the quality of the product

Synonyms for ascertain in the sense of this definition

(ascertain is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality

(... is a kind of ascertain ) ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

"I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) make sure of

(... is a kind of ascertain ) check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example

(... is a kind of ascertain ) check once more to be absolutely sure

(... is a kind of ascertain ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

"control an account"

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) verify by consulting a source or authority

"check the spelling of this word" "check your facts"

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items" "mark off the units"

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Definition 2: learn or discover with certainty - [verb of cognition]

(ascertain is a kind of ...) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) ascertain or learn the price of

"Have you priced personal computers lately?"

Definition 3: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort - [verb of communication]

Samples where ascertain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I want to see whether she speaks French
  • See whether it works
  • find out if he speaks Russian
  • Check whether the train leaves on time

Synonyms for ascertain in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

Definition 4: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study - [verb of communication]

Samples where ascertain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • find the product of two numbers
  • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

Synonyms for ascertain in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

"gauge the wine barrels"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine the quantity of someone's share

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine the number or amount of

"Can you count the books on your shelf?" "Count your change"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine the refracting power of (a lens)

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

"Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space" "Locate the boundaries of the property"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine the order of constituents in

"They sequenced the human genome"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) fix, find, or establish again

"the physicists redetermined Planck's constant"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) math: determine the length of

"rectify a curve"

(... is a kind of ascertain ) determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) make a discovery, make a new finding

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

(ascertain has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

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