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Ascertain

Pronunciation: [ as-er-teyn ]


Origin: Late Middle English; Latin

Etymology: from Old French acertener, based on Latin certus ‘settled, sure’


Definition:

1. (verb) to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine

Synonym(s): confirm, determine, verify, establish

Antonym(s): disprove, invalidate, confuse, misunderstand

Example: The jury was determined to ascertain all the facts.

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