What does determine mean?

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dɪˈtɜr mɪnde·ter·mine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to

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

  3. determine, set(verb)

    fix conclusively or authoritatively

    "set the rules"

  4. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

  5. decide, make up one's mind, determine(verb)

    reach, make, or come to a decision about something

    "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

  6. determine(verb)

    fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

    "the tree determines the border of the property"

  7. settle, square off, square up, determine(verb)

    settle conclusively; come to terms

    "We finally settled the argument"

  8. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. determine(Verb)

    To set the limits of.

  2. determine(Verb)

    To ascertain definitely; to figure out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Determine(verb)

    to fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate

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

  2. Determine(verb)

    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. Determine(verb)

    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. Determine(verb)

    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. Determine(verb)

    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. Determine(verb)

    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. Determine(verb)

    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. Determine(verb)

    to define or limit by adding a differentia

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

  9. Determine(verb)

    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. Determine(verb)

    to come to an end; to end; to terminate

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

  11. Determine(verb)

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say determine in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Andy Lipkin:

    While we have no comment about Mr. James Reardon and the criminal justice process that will determine what charges might be brought against James Reardon, I want to stress today that this is a clear example of everything going right. The system worked, the positive result here is a clear example of the importance of monitoring social media to identify credible, hate-fueled threats before they are acted on.

  2. Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

    Putin doesn't need Donbass (east Ukraine). He wants to determine the fate of the world at talks with a U.S. President, putin is dreaming of getting a deal with the United States about a new-old order for the world, when the world is split on zone of influence. When you cannot interfere in someone else's zone. Not even to mention internal politics.

  3. Kevin Hrusovsky:

    Initially, I think it will be used to determine when people are getting better, eventually, tests will become more of a point of care. I think that will take more like two or three years, maybe even four years before it's offered on the side of a field.

  4. Peggy Davis:

    This part of Arizona has long needed border security. That has never changed. This is the job of Congress, once again they are playing politics and not doing their job. From what I can determine the Fort Huachuca project is needed but not in the sense of life and death or housing.

  5. Janet Woodcock:

    Rather, this finding calls for further industry testing to determine the safety and effect of systemic exposure of sunscreen ingredients, especially with chronic use.

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