v. 察觉出，了解; 分辨出
If you can discern something, you are aware of it and know what it is.
You need a long series of data to be able to discern such a trend...
It was hard to discern why this was happening.
If you can discern something, you can just see it, but not clearly.
Below the bridge we could just discern a narrow, weedy ditch.
1. detect with the senses;
discern, discriminate, distinguish
In the breaking and remarking , in the timing, interweaving, beginning afresh, the writer comes to discern things in his material which were not consciously in his mind when he began.
在作家的思路中断重新构思的时候, 在安排时间 、 揉和内容 、 重新开始的时候, 逐步领悟到自己素材中的内容,而这些东西在他动笔时心中并不清楚.
The man couldn't discern between right and wrong.
He almost could not discern the road in the dark.
It is easy to discern a connection between high rents and the lack of housing.
At first, we could only discern a blob.