to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine:
to ascertain the facts.
Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known.
So far concerning the ascertainment of truth alone, in intangible regions of inquiry.
Life and Matter Oliver Lodge
Among these is the ascertainment of the solidity of the globe.
A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Its major significance derives from its ascertainment of an effective alternative to monarchy.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin
Experiment, the great instrument for the ascertainment of truth in physical science, answers this question for us.
On the Study of Zoology Thomas H. Huxley
The ascertainment of this man’s character and views seemed to be, in the first place, necessary.
Wieland; or The Transformation Charles Brockden Brown
Modern physiology sets forth as its chief ends: Firstly, the ascertainment of the facts and conditions of cell-life in general.
The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century T.H. (Thomas Henry) Huxley
Finally: the ascertainment of the sanctity of color is not left to human sagacity.
Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V) John Ruskin
It would not be easy to construct a system more repugnant to rational methods for the ascertainment of truth.
A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2, Henry Charles Lea
Accordingly, let us now attempt such Analysis and ascertainment and Exposure.
Principles of Political Economy Arthur Latham Perry
ascertainment of the many who perished was never had; neither did closest inquiry discover the origin of the fire.
The Prince of India, Volume II Lew. Wallace
to determine or discover definitely
(archaic) to make certain
early 15c., “to inform, to give assurance,” from Anglo-French acerteiner, Old French acertener “to assure, certify” (13c.), from a “to” (see ad-) + certain “certain” (see certain). Modern meaning of “find out for sure by experiment or investigation” is first attested 1794. Related: Ascertained; ascertaining.
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine: to ascertain the facts. Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known. Historical Examples Another arrangement, new to us, was the method of ascertaining how much the gasoline duty would be. Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson But as to what was going on […]
. noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) the exercise of self-discipline noun See askesis
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine: to ascertain the facts. Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known. Historical Examples It is only bit by bit that one ascertains the truth in affairs like these. The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville Rigoletto has no immediate need of him, but ascertains […]
a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons. a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction. (in the early Christian church) a monk; […]