Legal Definition and Related Resources of Ascertain

Meaning of Ascertain

In common usage it means to see or determine . In a legal sense it means to find out or learn for a certainty by trial , experimentation or experiment; to make sure by investigation. Dallas Rv. & Terminal Co. v Graham, 185 S. W.2d 180.

Ascertain Alternative Definition

To make certain to the mind; to free from obscurity, doubt or chance; to make sure of; fix; to determine. 246 III. 229. To make sure or certain; fix; to establish; to determine; to settle. 95 111. 650.

Synonyms of Ascertain


  • acquire information
  • acquire intelligence about
  • adjudge
  • arrive at a conclusion
  • assure oneself
  • become acquainted with
  • certify
  • clear from obscurity
  • clear of doubt
  • clear of obscurity
  • cognoscere
  • come to a conclusion
  • come to know
  • comperire
  • conclude
  • confirm
  • decide
  • decipher
  • deduce
  • derive
  • descry
  • determine
  • discover
  • disentangle
  • draw a conclusion
  • establish
  • establish with certainty
  • explorare
  • fathom
  • ferret out
  • figure out
  • find
  • find out
  • find out exactly
  • find the answer
  • find the solution
  • learn about
  • make certain
  • make oneself acquainted with
  • make sure
  • prove
  • ravel
  • reassure oneself
  • remove doubt
  • render certain
  • render definite
  • resolve
  • satisfy oneself
  • solve
  • unearth
  • unravel
  • unriddle
  • unscramble
  • untangle
  • verify Associated Concepts: ascertain loss
  • ascertained by law

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