What does determine mean?

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dɪˈtɜr mɪnde·ter·mine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulateverb

    shape or influence; give direction to

    "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

  3. determine, setverb

    fix conclusively or authoritatively

    "set the rules"

  4. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limitverb

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

  5. decide, make up one's mind, determineverb

    reach, make, or come to a decision about something

    "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

  6. determineverb

    fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

    "the tree determines the border of the property"

  7. settle, square off, square up, determineverb

    settle conclusively; come to terms

    "We finally settled the argument"

  8. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. determineverb

    To set the limits of.

  2. determineverb

    To ascertain definitely; to figure out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Determineverb

    to fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  2. Determineverb

    to set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  3. Determineverb

    to fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  4. Determineverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  5. Determineverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  6. Determineverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  7. Determineverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  8. Determineverb

    to define or limit by adding a differentia

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  9. Determineverb

    to ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  10. Determineverb

    to come to an end; to end; to terminate

    Etymology: [F. dterminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See Term.]

  11. Determineverb

    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

  1. Determine

    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, -ātumde, neg., and terminus, a boundary.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'determine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2585

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    Rank popularity for the word 'determine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4445

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    Rank popularity for the word 'determine' in Verbs Frequency: #188

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of determine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of determine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of determine in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Vidourek:

    It is important for students to ask good questions when they interview, asking about demographics, work climate, flexibility for students, etc. can help determine if a workplace will be a good personal fit.

  2. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham:

    I've never been more worried about the early primary states than I am today, the nationalization of this election by using national polls to determine who's qualified to speak, undercuts the process that stood the test of time.

  3. Roger Stone:

    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.

  4. Chicago Police Superintendant David Brown:

    We don't know if the offender shot back, we can't determine at this point.

  5. Shiladitya DasSarma:

    As the sophistication in the telescope increases, the prediction is that they will be able to determine the spectrum coming from these planets, they're so far away, and really there's no light, it's only the star they'd be able to see, but that's the goal. Because its so important to be able to detect life elsewhere in the universe.

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