Ascertain vs Investigate - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between ascertain and investigate

is that ascertain is to find out definitely; to discover or establish while investigate is to inquire into or study in order to ascertain facts or information.

ascertain

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
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    As soon as we ascertain what the situation is, we can plan how to proceed.

    Synonyms

    * determine * discover * establish * find out * learn * work out

    Anagrams

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    investigate

    English

    Verb

    (investigat)
  • To inquire into or study in order to ascertain facts or information.
  • to investigate the causes of natural phenomena
  • To examine, look into, or scrutinize in order to discover something hidden or secret.
  • to investigate an unsolved murder
  • To conduct an inquiry or examination.
  • * 1903 , , "The Shadow and the Flash,"
  • "Why don't you investigate'?" he demanded. And ' investigate I did.

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