Learner's definition of DISCERN
to see, hear, or notice (something) with difficulty or effort
to come to know, recognize, or understand (something)
The reasons behind this sudden change are difficult to discern.
The purpose of the study is to discern [=identify] patterns of criminal behavior.
unable to discern [=distinguish] right from wrong
[more discernible; most discernible]
[more discernibly; most discernibly]