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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French constater (to establish), perhaps via other languages.

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konstatēt tr., 2nd conj., pres. konstatēju, konstatē, konstatē, past konstatēju

  1. to establish, to determine, to observe and identify
    konstatēt faktuto establish a fact
    konstatēt vielas sastāvuto determine the composition of the substance
    konstatēt pārmaiņas slimnieka stāvoklīto observe changes in the patient's condition
    tas ir grūti konstatējamsthis is difficult to observe, establish, detect
    pēc ieroča magnetizācijas pakāpes var konstatēt, pirms cik ilga laika no tā šautsfrom the level of magnetization of the weapon one can determine how long ago it was shot
  2. to note, to state, to express a claim, a judgment
    “negaiss tuvojas”, šoferis konstatēja, bažīgi lūkodamies debesīs“a storm is coming,” the driver noted, nervously looking at the sky
    “un arī spēciņa jums, liekas, nav vairāk kā man”, viņa nesatricināmā mierā konstatēja“and also strength, it seems, you don't have more of than I do,” she noted, stated in unshakable calmness

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