Definitions for determine
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word determine.
determine, find, find out, ascertainverb
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, regulateverb
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, limitverb
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
decide, make up one's mind, determineverb
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, determineverb
settle conclusively; come to terms
"We finally settled the argument"
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: determiner, Fr. determino, Latin.
It is concluded he shall be protector.
—— It is determin’d, not concluded yet;
But so it must be, if the king miscarry. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
More particularly to determine the proper season for grammar, I do not see how it can be made a study, but as an introduction to rhetorick. John Locke.
Probability, in the nature of it, supposes that a thing may, or may not be so, for any thing that yet appears, or is certainly determined on the other side. Robert South, Sermons.
John Milton’s subject was still greater than either of the former: it does not determine the fate of single persons or nations, but of a whole species. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 267.
Destruction hangs on every word we speak,
On every thought, ’till the concluding stroke
Determines all, and closes our design. Joseph Addison, Cato.
The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined by the view or sight; so that whatsoever is invisible, either in respect of the fineness of the body itself, or the smallness of the parts, or of the subtilty of the motion, is little enquired. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 98.
No sooner have they climbed that hill, which thus determines their view at a distance, but a new prospect is opened. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
The principium individuationis is existence itself, which determines a being of any sort to a particular time and place, incommunicable to two beings of the same kind. John Locke.
He that has settled in his mind determined ideas, with names affixed to them, will be able to discern their differences one from another, which is really distinguishing. John Locke.
You have the captives,
Who were the opposites of this day’s strife:
We do require them of you, so to use them
As we shall find their merits and our safety
May equally determine. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
A man may suspend the act of his choice from being determined for or against the thing proposed, ’till he has examined it. John Locke.
As soon as the studious man’s hunger and thirst makes him uneasy, he, whose will was never determined to any pursuit of good cheer, is, by the uneasiness of hunger and thirst, presently determined to eating and drinking. John Locke.
Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David. 1 Sa. xx. 33.
I do not ask whether bodies so exist, that the motion of one cannot be without the motion of another: to determine this either way, is to beg the question for or against a vacuum. John Locke.
Now where is he, that will not stay so long
’Till sickness hath determin’d me? William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Eve! now expect great tidings, which perhaps
Of us will soon determine, or impose
New laws to be observ’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi.
It is indifferent to the matter in hand which way the learned shall determine of it. John Locke.
They were apprehended, and after conviction the danger determined by their deaths. John Hayward.
All pleasure springing from a gratified passion, as most of the pleasure of sin does, must needs determine with that passion. Robert South, Sermons.
She soon shall know of us,
How honourably and how kindly we
Determine for her. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
Revolutions of state, many times, make way for new institutions and forms; and often determine in either setting up some tyranny at home, or bringing in some conquest from abroad. William Temple.
Now, noble peers, the cause why we are met
Is to determine of the coronation. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
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
Etymology: [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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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
I consider it to be horrifying that the most vulnerable swing state voters that we have out there right now, whose decisions will determine the fate of the country, are being preyed upon by misinformation.
My campaign will be informing his probation officer in Nevada about this issue right away, to determine if this refusal to comply with federal law violates the terms of his supervised release, west Virginians don’t need a candidate who may not even be able to campaign in the state against Joe Manchin.
Security forces are reinforcing their positions and setting three defensive lines around Ramadi to repel any attempts by terrorists to launch further attacks, all these three defensive lines will become offensive launch-pads once we determine the zero hour to liberate Ramadi.
I reiterate the readiness of the Syrian government to participate effectively on any sincere effort where the Syrians will determine their choices through dialogue under Syrian leadership and not foreign intervention.
Uh, you know, Thats a question Ill have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion, if theres wrongdoing by other people in the campaign that I know about, which I know of none, but if there is, Iwould certainly testify honestly. Id also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president.
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- определя́м, установя́вамBulgarian
- determinarCatalan, Valencian
- eingrenzen, festlegen, bestimmenGerman
- määrama, piiritlema, selgitamaEstonian
- مشخص کردنPersian
- ottaa selville, määrittää, päättää, ottaa selvääFinnish
- निर्धारित करेंHindi
- 決する, 決定, 定めるJapanese
- утврдува, востано́вува, опреде́лува, устано́вува, одре́дуваMacedonian
- vaststellen, bepalenDutch
- определи́ть, устана́вливать, установи́ть, определя́тьRussian
- bestämma, avgöraSwedish
- mục đíchVietnamese
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