- Word Combinations (verb), Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||ascertains, ascertaining, ascertained
||to come to know (some information) with complete certainty, especially through a process of investigation; determine.
The medical examiner has not yet ascertained the cause of death.Somehow the press ascertained that the prince had plans to marry.The police are trying to ascertain how the thief entered the building.
- similar words:
- confirm, discern, discover, distinguish, establish, fathom, find out, learn, pin down, substantiate, unearth, verify
||calculate, conclude, demonstrate, detect, evaluate, see
||ascertainable (adj.), ascertainably (adv.), ascertainment (n.)