(v.) = ascertain ; find out ; uncover ; come to + light ; puzzle out ; figure out ; lay + hands on ; check into ; check up on ; keep + tabs on ; get + a sense of ; make + enquiry ; gain + a sense of ; tease + Nombre + apart ; ferret out ; suss (out) ; have + an idea of ; get + an idea of. Ex: If no edition or imprint date can be ascertained, then an attempt is made to provide a date from amongst any other dates given on the work, such as copyright dates, and reprint dates. Ex: For example, a person can consult the system holdings files to find out whether a library in the network owns a copy of the document. Ex: It requires an extraordinarily astute librarian to uncover this shortcoming at the interview stage. Ex: A further disquieting feature which came to light was the number of people who did not approach staff for help. Ex: It is certainly easier to ask for the trusted opinion of a relative or friend than to try and puzzle out where other sources of answers might be found. Ex: It turns out that the public, the students, have figured out that that's a way of doing some kind of subject searching, and they do it all the time. Ex: It is, therefore, expedient to look into history to lay hands on the root of the problem. Ex: You might want to check into local firms that do that sort of work. Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage. Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage. Ex: Jones (1997) examined several young adult Web pages to get a sense of the quantity and quality of teen Web pages in libraries around the country. Ex: The author discusses the general tendency noted for more girls than boys to make enquiries at the library. Ex: The best way of gaining some sense of what life used to be like is through the literature of the time. Ex: The author and his colleagues embarked on a series of studies to tease apart hereditary and environmental factors thought to be implicated in schizophrenia. Ex: As a rule analysts are left on their own to ferret out useful and appropriate areas to be investigated. Ex: He was incredulous when he sussed that the noises came from bona-fide gibbons. Ex: I really didn't even have an idea of how difficult it was going to be. Ex: To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. ---- * acción de averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooting [trouble shooting]. * averiguar cómo = figure out how. * averiguar el límite de Algo = plumb + the depths of. * averiguar el precio = cost. * averiguar la verdad = discern + the truth ; find out + the truth. * averiguar leyendo sobre = read up on. * averiguar lo que ocurre alrededor = put + Posesivo + ear to the ground. * averiguárselas = manage to ; get by ; scrape by. * averiguárselas solo = manage on + Posesivo + own ; fend for + Reflexivo ; get by on + Posesivo + own. * averiguar un problema = investigate + a problem. * persona que intenta averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooter.