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as·cer·tain

 (ăs′ər-tān′)
tr.v. as·cer·tained, as·cer·tain·ing, as·cer·tains
1. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation. See Synonyms at discover.
2. Archaic To make certain, definite, and precise.

[Middle English acertainen, to inform, from Old French acertener, ascertain- : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + certain, certain; see certain.]

as′cer·tain′a·ble adj.
as′cer·tain′a·ble·ness n.
as′cer·tain′a·bly adv.
as′cer·tain′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ascertained - discovered or determined by scientific observation; "variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"; "the discovered behavior norms"; "discovered differences in achievement"; "no explanation for the observed phenomena"
determined - having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
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In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
The few facts in connection with his death which I subsequently ascertained (partly from Pesca and partly from other sources), may be stated here before the subject is dismissed from these pages.
It was not until after separation on the following morning that the captain and his men ascertained the secret of all this loving-kindness.
By equal altitudes of the sun, taken at this last encampment, Captain Bonneville ascertained his latitude to be 41 47' north.
By an observation of Jupiter's satellites, with a Dolland reflecting telescope, Captain Bonneville ascertained the longitude to be 102 57' west of Greenwich.
There is a sort of ridiculous delicacy about him which requires the fullest explanation of whatever he may have heard to my disadvantage, and is never satisfied till he thinks he has ascertained the beginning and end of everything.
Towards noon Phileas Fogg, having ascertained their position, called Passepartout, and ordered him to go for Captain Speedy.
Under these circumstances the captain did not think it prudent to approach within three leagues, until the bar should be sounded and the channel ascertained.
In this way they proceeded until Aiken had ascertained the channel, when signal was given from the ship for him to return on board.
He said that the reason behind the second consecutive mishaps has yet to be ascertained as what the engineers were trying to ascertain either it is some technical fault or both the mishaps occurred accidently.
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