Definitions for determinedɪˈtɜr mɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•ter•mine*dɪˈtɜr mɪn(v.)-mined, -min•ing.
(v.t.)to settle or resolve (a dispute, question, etc.) by an authoritative or conclusive decision.
to conclude or ascertain, as after reasoning or observation.
to fix the position of.
to cause, affect, or control; fix or decide causally:
Demand usually determines supply.
to give direction or tendency to; impel.
to lead or bring (a person) to a decision.
to decide upon.
Logic. to limit (a notion) by adding differentiating characteristics.
Law. to put an end to; terminate.
(v.i.)to come to a decision or resolution; decide.
Law. to come to an end.
* Syn: See decide.
Origin of determine:
1325–75; ME < AF, OF determiner < L dētermināre=dē-de - +termināre to bound, limit; see terminate
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to find out or check sth
tests to determine the sex of the unborn child
to decide or settle sth
a meeting to determine how to cut the budget
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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'determine' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2585
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'determine' among Written Corpus Frequency: #4445
Word rank popularity for 'determine' among Verbs Frequency: #188
Translations for determine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to fix or settle; to decide
He determined his course of action.
- determinarPortuguese (BR)
- určit, stanovitCzech
- fastlægge; beslutte; bestemmeDanish
- αποφασίζω, προσδιορίζωGreek
- determinar, decidirSpanish
- kindlaks määramaEstonian
- معیین کردن؛ مشخص کردنFarsi
- निश्चय करनाHindi
- nolemt; apņemtiesLatvian
- besluiten totDutch
- bestemme, fastlegge, beslutteNorwegian
- معیین کردن؛ مشخص کردنPersian
- پرېكړه كول، فيصله كول، محدودول، څرګندول، معلومول، پرټاكلى لاره روانولPashto
- a stabiliRomanian
- определять; решатьRussian
- bestämma, fastställaSwedish
- saptamak, belirlemekTurkish
- 決定Chinese (Trad.)
- визначати; вирішуватиUkrainian
- متعین کرناUrdu
- quyết địnhVietnamese
- 决定Chinese (Simp.)
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