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Main Entry: dis·cern
Pronunciation: dis-primarystressschwarn, diz-
Function: verb
1 : to detect with the eyes : DISTINGUISH <discern an airplane in the clouds>
2 : to come to know, recognize, or understand <discern the basic issue> <discern right from wrong>
- dis·cern·ible /-primarystressschwar-nschwa-bschwal/ adjective
- dis·cern·ibly /-blemacron/ adverb

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