Ascertain vs Procurement - What's the difference?

ascertain | procurement |

As a verb ascertain

is to find out definitely; to discover or establish.

As a noun procurement is

(uncountable) the purchasing department of a company.




(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.


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





  • (uncountable) The purchasing department of a company.
  • (countable) The act of procuring or obtaining; obtainment; attainment.
  • He was responsible for the procurement of materials and supplies.
    I have a lot of experience in the procurement of construction materials and sub-contracts.
  • Efficient contrivance; management; agency.
  • They think it done by her procurement . -Dryden.

    Derived terms

    * chief procurement officer