名词:discerner 动词过去式:discerned 过去分词:discerned 现在分词:discerning 第三人称单数:discerns
cern＝to separate（分离） 变化型 cret
v [Tn] see (sth) clearly (with the senses or the mind), esp with an effort 看出, 识别, 辨认（某事物）（尤指需费力）
*In the gloom I could only just discern the outline of a building. 在黑暗中我只能依稀分辨出一座建筑物的轮廓来.
* One can faintly discern the flavour of lemon. 可以隐约觉得有一点柠檬味.
* discern sb's true intentions 弄清某人的真实意图.
v [T not in progressive]formal
1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin:
discernere 'to separate'
, from cernere 'to sift'
to notice or understand something by thinking about it carefullydiscern what/where/why etc Officials were keen to discern how much public support there was.
to be able to see something by looking carefully
= perceive We could just discern a town in the distance.>discernibleadj>discerniblyadv
1. In the gloom I could only just discern the outline of a building. 在黑暗中我只能依稀分辨出一座建筑物的轮廓来.
2. In the breaking and remaking, in the timing, interweaving, beginning afresh, the writer comes to discern things in his material which were not consciously in his mind when he began. 动笔前先列什么提纲。作家在剪裁修改、构思时间、穿插情节、以至从头重写的过程中，会领悟到素材中很多东西是他刚动笔时所未意识到的。