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Synonyms for discern

Synonyms for discern

to perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty

to perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

to perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind

to recognize as being different

Synonyms for discern

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For decades the real estate market has benefited from declining interest rates," said Harry Blount, CEO of DISCERN.
Transitioning the power of the parish from the bishop and priest to the baptized priestly people is a challenge championed by those who discern, nurture and empower all baptized members.
In order to model the process, Grasemann and Miikkulainen began by teaching a series of simple stories to DISCERN.
Most of the contributions strive to discern the editorial activity that connected diverse parts, especially around the problematic areas involving the relationship between Deuteronomic and Priestly material.
Sometimes the connection between celebrant and source material is too esoteric to discern without a cheat sheet--live snarls help construct the paean to Strangers on a Train author Patricia Highsmith--but the results are compelling regardless.
We cannot presume that members of Congress cannot discern right from wrong," he observed.
The new system, which is based on Versatile Volumetric Vision, a high-functional 3-D vision system developed by AIST, can automatically discern various ampules and syringes and sort them out with precision.
By knowing a leader's innate behavior, Prince writes, outsiders can discern a company's preferred approach to creating value.
How can we continuously discern the difference between center and periphery and of equal importance; how do we discern what constitutes the best expressions of the center?
Thomas Aquinas stated that "the light of natural reason whereby we discern good from evil, which is the function of the natural law, is nothing else but an imprint of the divine light.
Whereas it therefore is necessary for the people to be represented by others, preferably the rich and wellborn, who possess greater wisdom to discern what needs to be discerned;
We, as the people of God, strive to continue in the apostles' teaching, and are being asked to discern God's will for God's church," said Archbishop Finlay.
3] Just as Eli had helped Samuel discern his call and vocation, young Samuel then helped his mentor Eli understand God's will and work in Eli's life.
So much of the story of the writings of the early Christians--which ones made it into the canon of sacred scripture and which ones didn't--illustrates the need on the part of the faithful in the early church to have a dialogue about and discern the issues.