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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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All this I could now SEE, not merely infer; and as we came nearer and nearer, I could discern even the contents of my cabinet, and the two chests of gold, and the tablets of which the Sphere had made mention.
if he discern such sinfulness in his own white soul, what horrid spectacle would he behold in thine or mine!" The minister well knew -- subtle, but remorseful hypocrite that he was!
At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.
Both these extremes are to be avoided; which will be done, if the league of Christians, penned by our Savior himself, were in two cross clauses thereof, soundly and plainly expounded: He that is not with us, is against us; and again, He that is not against us, is with us; that is, if the points fundamental and of substance in religion, were truly discerned and distinguished, from points not merely of faith, but of opinion, order, or good intention.
So far was the skin on his cheeks from being cherry-coloured, that you could not discern what the natural colour of his cheeks was, they being totally overgrown by a black beard, which ascended to his eyes.
Because in such a wilderness of running rigging, whose various different relations aloft cannot always be infallibly discerned by what is seen of them at the deck; and when the deck-ends of these ropes are being every few minutes cast down from the fastenings, it would be but a natural fatality, if, unprovided with a constant watchman, the hoisted sailor should by some carelessness of the crew be cast adrift and fall all swooping to the sea.
Ahab's hat was never restored; the wild hawk flew on and on with it; far in advance of the prow: and at last disappeared; while from the point of that disappearance, a minute black spot was dimly discerned, falling from that vast height into the sea.
With a ready tact, the result of ever-active and wholesome sensibility, she discerned what was good for him, and did it.
--this veil, under which far more of his spirit was hidden than revealed, and through which he so imperfectly discerned the actual world, --or was its gray texture woven of some dark calamity?
Practiced deliverance team members leaders can assimilate the material quickly; others will want to read aloud and personally carefully claim the suggested declarations, and incorporate the spiritual suggested spiritual weapons to discern and destroy the diversions and tactics of Satan, who is trying to keep you from maintaining your deliverance and freedom.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 8 (ANI): Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday hit out at the Centre over the air strikes carried out recently, and said the government is "not able to discern between trees and structures," despite there being 48 satellites.
The DISCERN questionnaire, which was developed in 1999 (University of Oxford, UK), has been originally framed to analyze the quality of written information (3).
The videos were classified as being created by a health care professional, patient, or third party and were evaluated using the DISCERN criteria for assessing consumer health information for quality (1 indicates low overall video quality; 5 indicates high-quality source of information) and bias (scores ranging from 1 to 5; higher scores indicate less bias).
When deciding what is right or wrong, it is important to discern what is true and untrue.
Sessions teach the viewer about the attitudes to attune oneself to God's will, the importance of listening, how to live a discerning lifestyle, how to discern and by wary of the designs of the Devil, and more.