Definition of ascertain in English:

ascertain

Line breaks: as¦cer|tain
Pronunciation: /ˌasəˈteɪn
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

ascertainable

adjective
More example sentences
  • The common law is not always clear, but in most fields it is reasonably ascertainable.
  • He added that he would have given the cause of death as not ascertainable.
  • Even then it would not derive from any objectively ascertainable standard or consensus within a recognised profession.

ascertainably

adverb

ascertainment

noun
More example sentences
  • We do not know how these subjects were selected or anything about the ascertainment of diagnosis or any other aspect of the design of the study.
  • Regardless of the opinions, however, the application of ascertainment and discernment require readers to discuss the book critically.
  • It allows the activation and communication of feelings which the mere ascertainment and manipulation of those circumstances and conditions would not evoke.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'assure, convince'): from Old French acertener, based on Latin certus 'settled, sure'.

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