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ascertain   (Sound)

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〔 ˏæsZˋten 〕


〔 ˏæsәˊtein 〕

Overview of verb ascertain

The verb ascertain has 4 senses

  • determine, find, find out, ascertain -- (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")

  • see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure -- (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")

  • determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn -- (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 -- (learn or discover with certainty)