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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
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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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 ?
The amount of food for each species of course gives the extreme limit to which each can increase; but very frequently it is not the obtaining food, but the serving as prey to other animals, which determines the average numbers of a species.
One fly deposits hundreds of eggs, and another, like the hippobosca, a single one; but this difference does not determine how many individuals of the two species can be supported in a district.
Here we see that cattle absolutely determine the existence of the Scotch fir; but in several parts of the world insects determine the existence of cattle.
Hence it is quite credible that the presence of a feline animal in large numbers in a district might determine, through the intervention first of mice and then of bees, the frequency of certain flowers in that district!
Now character determines men's qualities, but it is by their actions that they are happy or the reverse.
Every Tragedy, therefore, must have six parts, which parts determine its quality--namely, Plot, Character, Diction, Thought, Spectacle, Song.
Much as I wish to enjoy again your charming society, I cannot determine to snatch you from that, of such dear and deserving Freinds--When your Visit to them is terminated, I trust you will return to the arms of your" "Philippa.
The affectionate Entreaties of Augustus and Sophia that we would for ever consider their House as our Home, easily prevailed on us to determine never more to leave them, In the society of my Edward and this Amiable Pair, I passed the happiest moments of my Life; Our time was most delightfully spent, in mutual Protestations of Freindship, and in vows of unalterable Love, in which we were secure from being interrupted, by intruding and disagreable Visitors, as Augustus and Sophia had on their first Entrance in the Neighbourhood, taken due care to inform the surrounding Families, that as their happiness centered wholly in themselves, they wished for no other society.
Besides, he makes the husbandmen masters of property upon paying a tribute; but this would be likely to make them far more troublesome and high-spirited than the Helots, the Penestise, or the slaves which others employ; nor has he ever determined whether it is necessary to give any attention to them in these particulars, nor thought of what is connected therewith, their polity, their education, their laws; besides, it is of no little consequence, nor is it easy to determine, how these should be framed so as to preserve the community of the military.
At some future time, our observations will be able to determine this point, but till then the experiment of the Gun Club can have no other result than to have provided our solar system with a new star.
Palmer, whose eye was caught by every thing pretty, expensive, or new; who was wild to buy all, could determine on none, and dawdled away her time in rapture and indecision.
There being no sun nor other heavenly bodies, it is impossible for us to determine the North in the usual way; but we have a method of our own.