discerns, 3rd person singular present; discerned, past participle; discerned, past tense; discerning, present participle;
Perceive or recognize (something)
I can discern no difference between the two policies
students quickly discern what is acceptable to the teacher
Distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses
she could faintly discern the shape of a skull
spot: detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
(discerning) having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
(discerning) apprehensive: quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
To detect with the senses, especially with the eyes; To perceive, recognize, or comprehend with the mind; to descry; To distinguish something as being different from something else; to differentiate; To perceive differences
To distinguish, discriminate and make balanced judgments.
to seek the leading of the spirit in reaching a decision, often in a meeting for worship for business. Quakers love discernment about anything and everything and don’t use voting to reach a decision.
(1) to see something that is not very clear or obvious; (2) to understand something that is not immediately obvious; (3) to be able to tell the difference between two or more things
To separate, make a distinction, give judgment, be partial.
verb | to perceive, detect | As nearly as could be discerned, the second traveller was about fifty years old. (p.101)