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discern (someone or something) from (someone or something)

1. To recognize the differences between people or things. I have a hard time discerning Jim from Greg, but they are identical twins after all. You can discern hydrangea from phlox by looking at their leaves.
2. To gain information from someone or something. Her message was so cryptic that I couldn't discern anything from it—do you know what's going on?
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discern between (someone or something) and (someone or something)

To recognize the differences between people or things. I have a hard time discerning between Jim and Greg, but they are identical twins after all. You can discern between hydrangea and phlox by looking at their leaves.
See also: and, discern
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He commented, "Our specialist team discerningly identifies and evaluates attractive investment opportunities based on a solid understanding of the market, strong fundamental research and analysis, and extensive experience - which we can offer to local and regional investors with greater ease of access to a wide range of markets.
Our specialist team discerningly identifies and evaluates attractive investment opportunities based on a solid understanding of the market, strong fundamental research and analysis, and extensive experience which we can offer to local and regional investors with greater ease of access to a wide range of markets,' said chief executive officer Waleed Rashdan.
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The members of the conference] are united in the conviction that whatever refined degree of eloquence and expertise we might develop in our particular areas of specialism and responsibility, the point of it is to enable the church to walk more discerningly into its future, out of which and towards which it exists, so that it might, in turn, better serve its task of illuminating the possibilities for created flourishing in God.
This discerningly photographed travelogue of modern Spain features Jim Jarmusch in shallow poetaster mode, grafting familiar quasi-philosophical doodles and trendy cameos onto a woolly hitman's journey.
Factor 2: Nurturant-Task Focussed Style: Transformational leaders are perceived as hard task masters by those subordinates who achieve the targets and they do not hesitate to reward them discerningly.
Marcia Painton writes discerningly on the changing social meaning of jewellery using portraits as significant evidence.
Michels develops discerningly the contrast between philanthropically supported Jewish studies, as institutionalized in the late 1960s, and the several ethnoracially defined projects that gained their place in the academy in the same era, but in response to protest movements.
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More or less isosceles and more or less right-angled" said one discerningly, noticing that the drawings were not perfect.
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Showcasing the revolution in 'lifestyle travel', you will find discerningly selected trend-setting restaurants, groovy shops, stylish hotels, hot districts and neighbourhoods - indeed all the special places where locals (as well as travellers) will find a vibrant urban experience.
Historians of the period will find that this material, no matter how discerningly or perceptively presented, seems familiar for it is largely culled from the secondary literature.
Those friends who spoke offered wonderful and discerningly nuanced portraits of a man who lived every day with joy and as an opportunity to give the best of himself to others.