Synonyms for Discerned:

adj.

observed (adjective)
observed.

v.

discriminated (verb)
distinguished, Discriminated, differentiated, separated.
knew (verb)
recognized, comprehended, Knew, grasped, understood, known.
saw (verb)
sighted, saw, Gazed, seen, Beheld, beholden, Regarded, Glimpsed, peeked, Spied, stared, observed, Glanced, Peered, Watched, witnessed, Glared, Inspected, perceived, Looked, Viewed.

Usage examples for Discerned

  1. A quarter of an hour later she discerned a figure far down the walk. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  2. At last the wished- for day broke, and the coast of Africa was discerned about eight or nine miles distant. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly