Question

What is the definition of "ascern"?

I've seen this word used before, and I've actually used it myself, but I can't seem to find a definition. Is it even a word at all?

Answer

Sounds like you have a hybrid of discern and ascertain, which basically mean the same thing. To discern means to percieve, like a slight and ascertain means to determine absolutely. There doesn't seem to be such a word as ascern

Aug 21 at 8:59

It isn't a word - *discern* maybe the word you want. The other possibility is *ascertain*

There are about a hundred or more online dictionaries if you want to check it out.

Aug 21 at 12:45