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Ascertain

Ascertain Meaning & Definition
Ascertain Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ascertain?

[v] 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"
[v] learn or discover with certainty
[v] 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"
[v] 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"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ascertain: assure | check | control | determine | ensure | find | find out | insure | see | see to it

Related Terms | Find terms related to Ascertain: afford proof of | appraise | ask | assure | be informed | become acquainted with | bring home to | broaden the mind | catch on | certify | cinch | clear up | clinch | consider | contemplate | cram the mind | decide | demonstrate | determine | discover | dismiss all doubt | ensure | establish | find | find out | find out about | fix | follow | follow from | gain knowledge | get | get at | get hold of | have a case | hear | hold good | hold water | inquire | inspect | insure | interrogate | learn | learn about | load the mind | make a decision | make certain | make good | make no doubt | make no mistake | make out | make sure | make sure of | nail down | observe | pick up information | prove | prove to be | prove true | query | question | reassure | remove all doubt | resolve | see | see that | see to it | set at rest | settle | settle the matter | show | sort out | study | survey | tumble | unearth | view | weigh

See Also | admeasure | card | cinch | count | cover | cross-check | discover | double-check | enumerate | get a line | get wind | get word | hear | locate | number | numerate | pick up | price | proof | proofread | rectify | redetermine | refract | sequence | situate | spot-check | test | translate | verify

Ascertain In Webster's Dictionary

\As`cer*tain"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ascertained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ascertaining}.] [OF. acertener; a (L. ad) + certain. See {Certain}.] 1. To render (a person) certain; to cause to feel certain; to make confident; to assure; to apprise. [Obs.] When the blessed Virgin was so ascertained. --Jer. Taylor. Muncer assured them that the design was approved of by Heaven, and that the Almighty had in a dream ascertained him of its effects. --Robertson. 2. To make (a thing) certain to the mind; to free from obscurity, doubt, or change; to make sure of; to fix; to determine. [Archaic] The divine law . . . ascertaineth the truth. --Hooker. The very deferring [of his execution] shall increase and ascertain the condemnation. --Jer. Taylor. The ministry, in order to ascertain a majority . . . persuaded the queen to create twelve new peers. --Smollett. The mildness and precision of their laws ascertained the rule and measure of taxation. --Gibbon. 3. To find out or learn for a certainty, by trial, examination, or experiment; to get to know; as, to ascertain the weight of a commodity, or the purity of a metal. He was there only for the purpose of ascertaining whether a descent on England was practicable. --Macaulay.

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