Mammoth Memory

Ascertain – To find out for certain


(Pronounced ass-er-tayn)

To remember the definition of the word ascertain, use the following mnemonic:

Ass in pain (ascertain) was the only way to find out what happened. 

'Ass in pain' (ascertain) was the only way to find out what happened.

Examples of ascertain in a sentence

He could not ascertain the truth.

He told the story in such a strange way that it was difficult to ascertain his exact message.

Since I’m not a very good liar, most people usually find it easy to ascertain when I’m being dishonest.

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