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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?
See also: discern

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, between, discern
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He - and the rest of us - must also learn to think more discerningly about the underlying structure of Middle East society.
Negatively, though Ciprut writes in the preface that the articles are 'intimately braided' pieces, each 'discerningly aware of, and discriminatingly attentive to, its others,' this is clearly not the case.
Picking up on her esoteric reference to the Tibetan bardo--the interval between death and rebirth--the narrator discerningly replies:"Through a womb-door" (324)."That's right," the actress nods,"And there are good wombs and bad wombs"(324).
The contemporary atmosphere elicited an extensive variety of opinions and suggested measures that ranged from the punitive restriction of civil liberties to those discerningly protective of republican principles.
The soothing, chic color scheme is basic black and white with splashes of teal and whether your aesthetic is film noir or Breakfast at Tiffany's, you'll feel glam in these well-appointed and affordable rooms, where artworks and accent pieces have been discerningly selected.
Now that a master list of topics has been developed, striking that delicate balance between what the audience wants and needs, the final mix of offerings should be carefully and discerningly selected.
It is, however, a good book to read discerningly, picking out useful parts.
When power is used discerningly, a person radiates an understated sense of authority and calm.
(10) We then do have two distinct verbs and estreit beiter, now to be referred to beiter 1, should be understood as 'to look narrowly, discerningly; scrutinize closely' rather than, although it might be preparatory to, 'to act with prudence'.
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."
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And in a city known for environmentalism, Kitchen Kaboodle has fueled its trucks with bio-diesel and sourced shopping plastic bags that are both recyclable and biodegradable, which is more expensive for the retailer, but better for the community.Hands-On HousewaresKitchen Kaboodle discerningly chooses products that are perfect for Portland living, but customers don"t have to take the store"s word for it.
[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.
There are limits to artistic self-indulgence, limits to how long a filmmaker can keep spinning his creative wheels before his work approaches self-parody, and limits to the tolerance of even a devoted specialized audience for artistic vacuity, and they are all well exceeded by "The Limits of Control." 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.