Ascertain vs Lookup - What's the difference?

ascertain | lookup |


As a verb ascertain

is to find out definitely; to discover or establish.

As a noun lookup is

an attempt to retrieve data.

ascertain

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
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  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“There the cause of death was soon ascertained ?; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”}}
    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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    lookup

    English

    Noun

    (lookups)
  • An attempt to retrieve data.
  • My database lookup failed because I misspelled the word.

    Anagrams

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