Determine definitions

dĭ-tûr'mĭn
To reach a decision; resolve.

Determined to become a better pilot; determined on a course of treatment.

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To be the cause of; bring about a result regarding.

The genes that determine eye color.

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To come to an end through legal means.
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To set limits to; bound; define.
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To settle (a dispute, question, etc.) conclusively; decide.
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To reach a decision about after thought and investigation; decide upon.
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To establish or affect the nature, kind, or quality of; fix.

Genes determine heredity.

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To find out exactly; calculate precisely; ascertain.

To determine a ship's position.

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To give direction to; shape or affect.
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To end; terminate.
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To decide; resolve.
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To come to an end.
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To set the limits of.
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To ascertain definitely; to figure out.
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To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
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To fix the course of; to impel and direct; with a remoter object preceded by to.

Someone else's will determined me to this course.

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To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide.

The court has determined the cause.

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To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead.

The news of his father's illness determined him to depart immediately.

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(logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
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The definition of determine is to set limits, make a decision or find out exactly.

An example of determine is measuring a piece of fabric before cutting it to size.

An example of determine is deciding to paint your house a certain color.

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To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution.
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To fix or define the position, form, or configuration of.
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To explain or limit by adding differences.
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To put an end to legally; terminate under the law.
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To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation.

Determined the easiest way to reach the summit.

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To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control.

The school board determines educational policy.

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To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
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Origin of determine

From Middle English determinen, from Old French determiner, French déterminer, from Latin determinare (“to bound, limit, prescribe, fix, determine”), from de + terminare (“to limit”), from terminus (“bound, limit, end”).