Discern and Identify


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Discern verb – To make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes.
Usage example: barely able to discern the garden gate through the mist

Identify is a synonym for discern. In some cases you can use "Identify" instead a verb "Discern".
Nearby Words: discerning, discernment, discernible
Synonyms for Discern


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Identify verb – To find out or establish the identity of.
Discern is a synonym for identify in recognize topic. You can use "Discern" instead a verb "Identify", if it concerns topics such as determine.
Nearby Words: identification, identity, identified, identifying, identifiable
Synonyms for Identify

Common collocations

friend discern friend identify friend
thanks discern thanks identify thanks
name discern name identify name
type discern type identify type
Other nouns: time, species, identity, location, color, song, gender, emotions, vampires, members, weaknesses.

Both words in one sentence

  • He pales compared to the supernatural servants, however: Servant Archer can pick out single people in perfect detail from kilometres away, and can instantly identify and discern all details of crafted objects through a cursory glance.
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