- v establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
- v be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
- v find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
- v learn or discover with certainty
- The city's chief medical examiner's office was unable to ascertain the cause of death based on an autopsy performed Wednesday morning.
- In fact, because of the human intelligence work I did in the Soviet Union I was able to ascertain that the girls were actually dissatisfied with the Soviets.
- It's a question that has been fodder for morning radio contests and celebrity death pools, and has even given rise to a number of websites that allow you to ascertain whether your .
- Charles Schumer in TIME
It's very important that at least someone meet with the Hamas leaders to express their views, to ascertain what flexibility they have, to try to induce them to stop all attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and to cooperate with e Fatah as a... Jimmy Carter http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGvgCuAi1KzrhIeWzdOkOZTr2npBA Daily Star - Lebanon http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp%3Fedition_id%3D10%26categ_id%3D2%26article_id%3D90975&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEVtEwIowZ5lBQVQZU8jlRhluH78A Apr 13, 2008
5735 8514 ascertain For sure we'd want to ascertain his approach on such important and sensitive issues as wiretapping and the appointment of US attorneys," Schumer said, "but he's a lot better than some of the other names mentioned and he has the potential to...
- Carl Icahn in WELT ONLINE
Mr. Icahn stated: "Over the past 12 months the statements and predictions of Motorola's management and the Board about Mobile Devices business have too often proven to be wrong. We want to ascertain what the Board could have done in the exercise of...