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ascertain

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Etymology

From Old French acertener (a- + certener).

Verb

Infinitive
to ascertain

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ascertain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To find out; to discover or establish.
    As soon as we ascertain what the situation is, we can plan how to proceed.

Usage notes

  • Ascertain is a formal-sounding word. In informal contexts, it can sound pretentious and is best replaced with a more informal synonym.

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