Ascertain vs Perceive - What's the difference?

ascertain | perceive |


As verbs the difference between ascertain and perceive

is that ascertain is to find out definitely; to discover or establish while perceive is to see, to be aware of, to understand.

ascertain

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , 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

    *

    perceive

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)

    Verb

  • To see, to be aware of, to understand.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=Colin Allen , title=Do I See What You See? , volume=100, issue=2, page=168 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.}}

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    References

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