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used in King Lear

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to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
  • You should be ruled and led by some discretion, that discerns your state better than you yourself.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (46% in)
discerns = understands — notices things that are not obvious (in this case, "not obvious to you")
There are no more uses of "discern" in King Lear.

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