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    ascertain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ascertain

    (verb) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    Synonyms : determine , find , find out
    Example Sentence
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
    (verb) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    Synonyms : assure , check , control , ensure , insure , see , see to it
    Example Sentence
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product
    (verb) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    Synonyms : check , determine , find out , learn , see , watch
    Example Sentence
    • I want to see whether she speaks French
    • See whether it works
    • find out if he speaks Russian
    • Check whether the train leaves on time
    (verb) learn or discover with certainty
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ascertain

When you have determined your chances of admission into a college AS CERTAIN, then you have ASCERTAINed your chance to be 100%

asCERTAIN means to make CERTAIN.

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certain means a sure event... so a~scertain means that you are not sure, so find out whether it will happen

root is certain which means confident; sure; so meaning is confirm

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