determine, find, find out, ascertain(verb)
establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
"find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)
shape or influence; give direction to
"experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
fix conclusively or authoritatively
"set the rules"
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
decide, make up one's mind, determine(verb)
reach, make, or come to a decision about something
"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
fix in scope; fix the boundaries of
"the tree determines the border of the property"
settle, square off, square up, determine(verb)
settle conclusively; come to terms
"We finally settled the argument"
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn(verb)
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
To set the limits of.
To ascertain definitely; to figure out.
to fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate
to set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish
to fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle
to fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course
to ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name
to bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause
to resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately
to define or limit by adding a differentia
to ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water
to come to an end; to end; to terminate
to come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often with on
Origin: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē-tėr′min, v.t. to put terms or bounds to: to limit: to fix or settle the form or character of: to influence; to put an end to: to define.—v.i. to come to a decision: to resolve.—adj. Deter′minable, capable of being determined, decided, or finished.—ns. Deter′minableness, Determinabil′ity.—adj. Deter′minant, serving to determine.—n. that which serves to determine: in mathematical analysis, a symbolical method used for different processes, as for the solution of equations by inspection.—adj. Deter′mināte, determined or limited: fixed: decisive.—v.t. (Shak.) to determine.—adv. Deter′minātely.—n. Determinā′tion, that which is determined or resolved on: end: direction to a certain end: resolution: fixedness of purpose: decision of character.—adjs. Deter′minātive, that determines, limits, or defines; Deter′mined, firm in purpose: fixed: resolute.—adv. Deter′minedly.—n. Deter′minism, the doctrine that all things, including the will, are determined by causes—the converse of free-will: necessitarianism.—n. Deter′minist.—adj. Determinis′tic. [Fr.,—L. determināre, -ātum—de, neg., and terminus, a boundary.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'determine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2585
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'determine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4445
Rank popularity for the word 'determine' in Verbs Frequency: #188
The numerical value of determine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of determine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
It is appropriate for the court to determine the legal status of Ms. Anderson.
The bomb squad is on scene and they are trying to determine the nature of the threat.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
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Translations for determine
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- определя́м, установя́вамBulgarian
- determinarCatalan, Valencian
- bestimmen, festlegen, eingrenzenGerman
- piiritlema, määrama, selgitamaEstonian
- مشخص کردنPersian
- ottaa selvää, päättää, määrittää, ottaa selvilleFinnish
- 定める, 決定, 決するJapanese
- утврдува, востано́вува, опреде́лува, одре́дува, устано́вуваMacedonian
- vaststellen, bepalenDutch
- определя́ть, установи́ть, устана́вливать, определи́тьRussian
- avgöra, bestämmaSwedish
- mục đíchVietnamese
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