Discern - Recognise; to see or understand something
Discern means to recognise something; to see or understand it for what it really is.
In this urn (discern), I can see and recognise my face.
Examples of discern in a sentence
She was a very discerning customer and spotted immediately that the greengrocer's cauliflowers were blighted.
He inspected the coin closely and was able to discern it was of Roman origin.
From the latest survey, they were able to discern two interesting new trends.