- discern used 17 times.
- discerned used 4 times.
- discerner used once.
- discerneth used once.
- discerning used twice.
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- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
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DISCERN, verb transitive s as z. [Latin , to separate or distinguish, Gr.]
1. To separate by the eye, or by the understanding. Hence,
2. To distinguish; to see the difference between two or more things; to discriminate; as, to discern the blossom-buds from the leaf-buds of plants.
DISCERN thou what is thine--Genesis 31:32.
3. To make the difference.
For nothing else discerns the virtue or the vice.
4. To discover; to see; to distinguish by the eye.
I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding. Proverbs 7:7.
5. To discover by the intellect; to distinguish; hence, to have knowledge of; to judge.
So is my lord the king to discern good and bad. 2 Samuel 14:17.
A wise mans heart discerneth time and judgment. Ecclesiastes 8:5.
DISCERN, verb intransitive
1. To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.
2. To have judicial cognizance.
DISCERNED, participle passive Distinguished; seen; discovered.
1. One who sees, discovers or distinguishes; an observer.
2. One who knows and judges; one who has the power of distinguishing.
He was a great observer and discerner of mens natures and humors.
3. That which distinguishes; or that which causes to understand.
The word of God is quick and powerful--a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12.
DISCERNIBLE, adjective That may be seen distinctly; discoverable by the eye or the understanding; distinguishable. A star is discernible by the eye; the identity or difference of ideas is discernible by the understanding.
DISCERNIBLENESS, noun Visibleness.
DISCERNIBLY, adverb In a manner to be discerned, seen or discovered; visibly.
DISCERNING, participle present tense
1. Distinguishing; seeing; discovering; knowing; judging.
2. adjective Having power to discern; capable of seeing, discriminating, knowing and judging; sharp-sighted; penetrating; acute; as a discerning man or mind.
DISCERNING, noun The act of discerning; discernment.
DISCERNINGLY, adverb With discernment; acutely; with judgment; skillfully.
DISCERNMENT, noun The act of discerning; also, the power or faculty of the mind, by which it distinguishes one thing from another, as truth from falsehood, virtue from vice; acuteness of judgment; power of perceiving differences of things or ideas, and their relations and tendencies. The errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment