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Synonyms for ascertain

Synonyms for ascertain

to obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study

Synonyms for ascertain

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I put forward my arm, and shuddered to find that I had fallen at the very brink of a circular pit, whose extent, of course, I had no means of ascertaining at the moment.
I was ascertaining whether the cellar stretched out in front or behind.
Beyond ascertaining this, and having been the bearer of Ada's letter, and being (as I was going to be) Richard's companion back to London, I had done no good by coming down.
Some have fancied by burying a ray of sunlight, Averroës,--yes, 'tis Averroës,-- Averroës buried one under the first pillar on the left of the sanctuary of the Koran, in the great Mahometan mosque of Cordova; but the vault cannot he opened for the purpose of ascertaining whether the operation has succeeded, until after the lapse of eight thousand years.
Owing to the rapidity of the French flight and the Russian pursuit and the consequent exhaustion of the horses, the chief means of approximately ascertaining the enemy's position- by cavalry scouting- was not available.
To be captured now would mean death; yet I could not attempt to leave the village without first ascertaining the whereabouts of Ajor and releasing her if she were held a captive.
There was not the slightest difficulty in ascertaining that the person for whom he asked, and with whom he spent some twenty minutes in this very room, was Mr.
I thought it highly desirable to give myself a chance of ascertaining their whereabouts from the talk of the officers in the next room, before I risked the possibility of running right into their clutches on the outer side of the door.
I was not long in ascertaining a possible explanation of my depression, for, though we were plainly visible from the bridge of the aero-submarine and to the hundreds of men who swarmed her deck, the ship passed directly above us, not five hundred feet from the water, and sped directly westward.
They were desirous, however, of ascertaining how this little animal, least of all others subject to giddiness, would endure this experimental voyage.
Ministry headquarters in Ramallah ascertaining this position.
Many of these companies are, however, not registered with the Reserve Bank as NBFC and RBI is ascertaining whether any of these companies are carrying out the business of an NBFC as defined by it.
Summary: The Dubai Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities has approved the designs of 62 mosques after ascertaining that they conform to the Qibla direction.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday demanded of the government to hold thorough investigation for ascertaining reasons of death of Kamran Faisal, Assistant Director, National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Answering to query she said that even such persons are held in various Indian jails whose nationality is yet to be ascertained while action is taken after ascertaining nationality.