Determined to become a better pilot; determined on a course of treatment.
The genes that determine eye color.
Genes determine heredity.
To determine a ship's position.
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.
Someone else's will determined me to this course.
The court has determined the cause.
The news of his father's illness determined him to depart immediately.
Origin of determine
- Middle English determinen from Old French determiner from Latin dētermināre to limit dē- de- terminus boundary
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition