discern from

discern someone or something from something (else)

to detect the difference between someone or something and something else. I can hardly discern Tom from the busy background in this picture. I can't discern anything from that cluttered scene.
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discern something from someone or something

to learn or determine something from someone or something. We discerned a lot from the eyewitnesses. We discerned a lot from our discussions with the past president.
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What differentiates Discern from alternative products is the combined simplicity of the question-answering interface, the precision of the answer engine and the ease with which customer service organizations can implement and support the solution.