Determine Definition

determined, determines, determining
determined, determines, determining
To reach a decision about after thought and investigation; decide upon.
Webster's New World
To settle (a dispute, question, etc.) conclusively; decide.
Webster's New World
To give direction to; shape or affect.
Webster's New World
To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution.
American Heritage
To set limits to; bound; define.
Webster's New World

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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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