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The Meaning of ascertain

  • (v. t.) To render (a person) certain; to cause to feel certain; to make confident; to assure; to apprise.
  • (v. t.) To make (a thing) certain to the mind; to free from obscurity, doubt, or change; to make sure of; to fix; to determine.
  • (v. t.) To find out or learn for a certainty, by trial, examination, or experiment; to get to know; as, to ascertain the weight of a commodity, or the purity of a metal.

Synonyms

influence , detect , recover , settle , ensure , square up , find oneself , hear , shape , get , get hold , fix , find , retrieve , get word , square off , rule , notice , regulate , determine , see , find out , get wind , come up , define , specify , line up , assure , control , encounter , happen , watch , receive , feel , incur , mold , observe , get a line , see to it , make up one's mind , witness , decide , catch out , pick up , obtain , bump , limit , set , learn , regain , chance , discover , insure , check , guarantee , project , interpret , verify , look , experience , tick off , visualise , fit , gibe , image , hold , run across , moderate , checker , condition , mark off , run into , escort , stop , examine , visit , chink , reckon , consider , tally , come across , hold in , suss out , check off , check over , take care , match , check up on , look into , mark , command , attend , promise , date , realize , go over , train , hold back , underwrite , meet , go out , manipulate , fancy , catch , construe , discipline , tell , check into , regard , visualize , picture , go through , take in , correspond , curb , secure , view , keep in line , arrest , cover , contain , operate , envision , figure , retard , crack , turn back , reassure , chequer , break , understand , check out , master , go steady , tick , realise , jibe , agree , delay , take , read , look out , look on , keep an eye on , memorize , study , con , instruct , watch out , memorise , watch over , follow , larn , acquire , teach , disclose , ferret out , descry , discern , expose , invent

Rhymes

abstain , again , airplane , alain , alayne , ane , aquitaine , arcane , arraign , attain , bahrain , bain , bane , biplane , birdbrain , blain , blaine , bloodstain , brain , brattain , brisbane , butane , cain , caine , campaign , cane , cellophane , chain , champagne , champaign , champlain , charlemagne , cheyne , chlordane , cocaine , complain , contain , costain , crane , dane , deign , delaine , detain , disdain , dogbane , domain , drain , duane , duquesne , dwayne , elaine , entertain , ethane , explain , eyestrain , fain , fane , feign , fontaine , forebrain , gain , germaine , germane , grain , henbane , humane , hurricane , hussein , inane , inhumane , insane , jain , jane , jayne , kain , kane , kayne , lain , lane , laraine , legerdemain , lindane , lorain , loraine , lorraine , main , maine , maintain , mane , membrane , messiaen , methane , migraine , monoplane , moraine , mundane , obtain , ordain , pain , paine , pane , payne , pentane , pertain , plain , plane , polyurethane , preordain , procaine , profane , propane , rain , rayne , refrain , regain , reign , rein , remain , restrain , retain , retrain , romain , romaine , sain , sane , seatrain , skein , slain , spain , sprain , stain , stane , strain , sustain , swain , terrain , thane , train , twain , ukraine , urbane , urethane , vain , vane , vein , wain , wane , warplane , wayne , windowpane , zane , ahlen , aine , alaine , alane , allain , aven , ayn , baine , bayne , beauchaine , beauchene , biscayne , blane , blayne , cayne , chastain , constrain , crain , dayne , decrane , defrain , deschaine , devane , dewayne , domaine , draine , drane , duan , duchaine , dufrane , dushane , duwayne , elayne , fein , floodplain , fraine , frane , frayn , galane , grein , hahne , hain , hane , hayn , helane , heyne , hossain , iain , jermaine , jyishane , kahane , krain , krane , krein , lehane , maclaine , mcbane , mccain , mccane , mckain , mclain , mclean , mcwain , mustain , paign , quain , charlayne , craine , crayne , dahrain , demain , elane , frain , frayne , frein , germain , hayne , heyn , kaine , lafountain , laine , lennane , ln , mayne , mcbain , mcclain , mcclaine , mcclane , mcguane , mckane , mclane , mcquain , meyn , morain , okane , overtrain , raine , reine , ruane , sartain , serbaine , shain , shaine , shane , shayne , slaine , slane , swaine , swayne , thain , thaine , tirane , torain , trane , tremaine , tulane , uptain , urbain , veyne , vrain