ascertained ascertained  /ˌæ sər ˈteɪnd/


  • (adj) discovered or determined by scientific observation



  1. Exact numbers could not be ascertained, but reports numbered the dead at more than a dozen.
  2. As far as could be ascertained, the pamphlets were seized before they were distributed.
  3. What we have ascertained is that art is not something someone just invented one day, like the wheel or fire.


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  1. "He could not come because of his mother's illness and since his fitness and match form was not ascertained the status will be conveyed to the team management," Wasim Bari, Pakistan's interim chief selector, told AFP.
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Wasim Bari Source: AFP

  2. "I wish he (Deve Gowda) had asked me personally before going to the press, or talked to you or ascertained it from members of the board", Murthy said. "I am disappointed that a former Prime Minister did not accord me this basic courtesy"
    on Oct 20, 2005 By: NR Narayana Murthy Source: Times of India

  3. "That's what doctors have to determine," said Migden. "So I am not going to drive, and we are going to submit ourselves to neurological tests until it can be ascertained that it's 100 percent safe."
    on May 25, 2007 By: Carole Migden Source: San Mateo County Times

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