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de·ter·mine

 (dĭ-tûr′mĭn)
v. de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing, de·ter·mines
v.tr.
1.
a. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation: determined the easiest way to reach the summit. See Synonyms at discover.
b. To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control: The school board determines educational policy.
c. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively. See Synonyms at decide.
2. To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution: "It was the discovery ... of this very project of hers, which determined him to come forward at once, own it all to his uncle" (Jane Austen).
3. To be the cause of; bring about a result regarding: the genes that determine eye color.
4. Mathematics To fix or define the position, form, or configuration of.
5. Logic To explain or limit by adding differences.
6. Archaic To put an end to legally; terminate under the law.
v.intr.
1. To reach a decision; resolve: determined to become a better pilot; determined on a course of treatment.
2. Archaic To come to an end through legal means.

[Middle English determinen, from Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre, to limit : dē-, de- + terminus, boundary.]

de·ter′min·a·ble adj.
de·ter′min·a·ble·ness n.
de·ter′min·a·bly adv.

determine

(dɪˈtɜːmɪn)
vb
1. to settle or decide (an argument, question, etc) conclusively, as by referring to an authority
2. (tr) to ascertain or conclude, esp after observation or consideration
3. (tr) to shape or influence; give direction to: experience often determines ability.
4. (tr) to fix in scope, extent, variety, etc: the river determined the edge of the property.
5. to make or cause to make a decision: he determined never to marry.
6. (Logic) (tr) logic to define or limit (a notion) by adding or requiring certain features or characteristics
7. (Mathematics) (tr) geometry to fix or specify the position, form, or configuration of: two points determine a line.
8. (Law) chiefly law to come or bring to an end, as an estate or interest in land
9. (Law) (tr) to decide (a legal action or dispute)
[C14: from Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre to set boundaries to, from de- + termināre to limit; see terminate]

de•ter•mine

(dɪˈtɜr mɪn)

v. -mined, -min•ing. v.t.
1. to settle or resolve (a dispute, question, etc.) by an authoritative or conclusive decision.
2. to conclude or ascertain, as after reasoning or observation.
3. to fix the position of.
4. to cause, affect, or control; fix or decide causally: Demand usually determines supply.
5. to give direction or tendency to; impel.
6. to lead or bring (a person) to a decision.
7. to decide upon.
8. Logic. to limit (a notion) by adding differentiating characteristics.
9. Law. to put an end to; terminate.
v.i.
10. to come to a decision or resolution; decide.
11. Law. to come to an end.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French determiner < Latin dētermināre=dē- de- + termināre to bound, limit; see terminate]
syn: See decide.

determine


Past participle: determined
Gerund: determining

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am determining
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Present Perfect
I have determined
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be determining
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been determining
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would determine
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.determine - 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"
gauge - determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
translate - determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
rectify - math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
redetermine - fix, find, or establish again; "the physicists redetermined Planck's constant"
sequence - determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome"
ascertain, find out, learn, watch, determine, see, check - 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"
refract - determine the refracting power of (a lens)
count, numerate, enumerate, number - determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
admeasure - determine the quantity of someone's share
situate, locate - determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"
2.determine - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
dispose, incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
disincline, indispose - make unwilling
miscreate - shape or form or make badly; "Our miscreated fantasies"
carry weight - have influence to a specified degree; "Her opinion carries a lot of weight"
decide - influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
reshape - shape anew or differently; "The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country"
time - set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
index - adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"
pace - regulate or set the pace of; "Pace your efforts"
predetermine - determine beforehand
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
3.determine - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
identify, place - recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
date - assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
value - fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"
filiate - fix the paternity of; "The court filiated the child born out of wedlock"
format - determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
charge - set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
initialise, initialize - assign an initial value to a computer program
tax, assess - set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
price - determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high"
4.determine - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
quantify - use as a quantifier
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
name - mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
reset - set anew; "They re-set the date on the clock"
define - give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
5.determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about somethingdetermine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
measure, measure out, mensurate - determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
will - determine by choice; "This action was willed and intended"
seal - decide irrevocably; "sealing dooms"
purpose, resolve - reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again"
decree, rule - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
orientate, orient - determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
adjudicate, try, judge - put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
govern, regularise, regularize, regulate, order - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
6.determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
narrow down, pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow, specify - define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
define, delimit, delimitate, delineate, specify - determine the essential quality of
7.determine - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
solve, clear - settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
concert - settle by agreement; "concert one's differences"
clinch - settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"
resolve, conclude - reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
compromise - settle by concession
8.determine - 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"
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - 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"
test - determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

determine

verb
1. affect, control, decide, rule, condition, direct, influence, shape, govern, regulate, dictate, ordain, have an impact on, have an effect on What determines whether you are a success or a failure?
2. settle, learn, establish, discover, check, confirm, find out, work out, calculate, detect, figure out, certify, verify, ascertain, deduce, fix upon The investigation will determine what really happened.
3. decide on, choose, establish, purpose, fix, elect, arrange, resolve, come to a decision about The people have a right to determine their own future.
4. decide, purpose, conclude, resolve, make a decision, make up your mind, come to a decision I determined that I would ask him outright.

determine

verb
1. To make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law:
2. To obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study:
3. To make up or cause to make up one's mind:
4. To fix the limits of:
Translations
يُحَدِّد، يُعَيِّنيُقَرِّر
určitzjistitstanovit
afgørebesluttebestemmefastlæggefastslå
määramapiiritlemaselgitama
päättää
ákvarîa, finna útákveðafastákveîa
nusistatymasnusprendimasnustatymas
apņemtiesnolemtnoteikt
določiti
belirlemeksaptamak

determine

[dɪˈtɜːmɪn] VT
1. (= ascertain, define) [+ cause, meaning] → determinar; [+ price, date] → fijar, determinar; [+ scope, limits, boundary] → definir, determinar
to determine what is to be donedeterminar or decidir lo que hay que hacer
to determine whether sth is truedeterminar si algo es verdad
2. (= be the deciding factor in) [+ fate, character] → determinar
demand determines supplyla demanda determina la oferta
to be determined bydepender de
3. (= make determined) to determine sb to do sthhacer que algn se decida a hacer algo
this determined him to goesto hizo que se decidiera a ir
4. (= resolve) to determine to do sthdecidir hacer algo, determinar hacer algo
determine on VI + PREP [+ course of action] → optar por, decidirse por

determine

[dɪˈtɜːrmɪn] vt
(= find out) → déterminer
(= decide) [+ course of action] → déterminer
to be determined by sth [+ factor] → être déterminé(e) par qch
(= resolve) [person] to determine to do sth → se résoudre à faire qch
to determine that ... → décider que ...

determine

vt
(= be a decisive factor in) sb’s character, future etcbestimmen, determinieren
(= settle, fix) conditions, pricefestlegen, festsetzen
(= ascertain) cause, nature, positionermitteln, bestimmen
(= resolve)beschließen
(Jur) contractbeenden

determine

[dɪˈtɜːmɪn] vt
a. (decide) → determinare; (outcome, situation) → decidere
b. (ascertain, cause, meaning) → determinare, stabilire
c. (resolve) to determine to do sthdecidere di fare qc
to determine sb to do sth → far decidere a qn di fare qc
determine on vi + prepdecidersi per

determine

(diˈtəːmin) verb
1. to fix or settle; to decide. He determined his course of action.
2. to find out exactly. He tried to determine what had gone wrong.
deˌtermiˈnation noun
1. firmness of character or stubbornness. She showed her determination by refusing to give way.
2. the act of determining.
deˈtermined adjective
1. having one's mind made up. She is determined to succeed.
2. stubborn. He's very determined.
3. fixed or settled. Our route has already been determined.
References in classic literature ?
It was easy for them to determine that Tom and his friends had gone in, since the marks of their boots were plainly in evidence in the soft soil.
We could not determine whether they were animal or vegetable.
One of these days," she said, "I'm going to pull myself together for a while and think--try to determine what character of a woman I am; for, candidly, I don't know.
A rapid and oblique glance at the moss on the trees, with an occasional upward gaze toward the setting sun, or a steady but passing look at the direction of the numerous water courses, through which he waded, were sufficient to determine his path, and remove his greatest difficulties.
I start, we'll say, at the bottom, down in the corner over there where it has not been touched, and I determine for the thousandth time that I WILL follow that pointless pattern to some sort of a conclusion.
This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally overshadowed it, or whether, as there is far authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door, we shall not take upon us to determine.
In spite of this timidity-- which the child herself, in the oddest way in the world, had been perfectly frank and brave about, allowing it, without a sign of uncomfortable consciousness, with the deep, sweet serenity indeed of one of Raphael's holy infants, to be discussed, to be imputed to her, and to determine us-- I feel quite sure she would presently like me.
It was hard upon high noon; and Ahab, seated in the bows of his high-hoisted boat, was about taking his wonted daily obervation of the sun to determine his latitude.
What is it that makes it so hard sometimes to determine whither we will walk?
He could make out the coffin, but he could not determine its size, and so could not tell whether it was wife or child.
This gentleman said that among the poorer peasants in the Valais, it was common for the brothers in a family to cast lots to determine which of them should have the coveted privilege of marrying, and his brethren--doomed bachelors--heroically banded themselves together to help support the new family.
He strode to the door and said he must get out of this suffocating place for a moment and clear his brain in the fresh air so that he could determine what to do.