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LampPro Tip 1/3
Careful ThoughtPlay
Use 'discern' to indicate a conclusion reached after careful consideration. SlideShe discerned his intentions weren't pure after reflecting on his behavior.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Not ImmediatePlay
'Discern' implies a process, not an instantaneous recognition. SlideIt took me a while to discern the theme of the novel.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Subtle JudgementPlay
Use 'discern' for situations where judgement is not obvious or straightforward. SlideThe expert could discern the fake painting from the real one.