What does the word ascertain mean?

    Part of speech: adjective


Usage examples for ascertain

  1. Hence it is the duty of every father of a family to question and examine his children and servants at least once a week, and to ascertain what they know of it, or are learning, and, if they do not know it, to keep them faithfully at it." – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  2. I determined, therefore, to make another attempt to penetrate beyond the point already gained, and to ascertain the nature of the interior there; making up my mind at the same time to examine the country both to the eastward and westward of the northern ranges before I should return to the camp. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  3. It is extremely important to ascertain what they are and how formed. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz