As someone with English as a second language, I sometimes have trouble with knowing what words are "appropriate" for certain situations. Discern is a word that is very new to me (learned it just now), so I don't know how to use it optimally. I found out about this word through google translate (I know, it is not reliable, but I google every translated word afterwards to check if they're correct or fitting).
The word I was trying to translate is skimte, a Norwegian word. It means to "make something out". Like when something is far away, and you can barely see it. Or if something is shrouded in darkness, making it barely visible. Now, could discern be used in such a situation? I know it's hard for you to answer this since most of you aren't norwegian, but I tried to explain the word as good as possible.
Here's the sentence I want to use it in.
I could just about discern the royal carriages travelling on the gravel road.
So, is this "acceptable" use of discern?