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Overview of verb ascertain

The verb ascertain has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) 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")

2. (1) 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")

3. 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")

4. ascertain

(learn or discover with certainty) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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