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Meaning of DETERMINE

Pronunciation:  di'turmin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
  2. [v]  fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
  3. [v]  fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property
  4. [v]  shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
  5. [v]  settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
  6. [v]  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"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
 

DETERMINE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: ascertain, decide, find, find out, fix, influence, limit, make up one's mind, mold, set, set, settle, shape, specify, square off, square up
 
 See Also: adjudicate, admeasure, assess, carry weight, cause, charge, choose, choose, clear, compromise, concert, conclude, count, date, debate, decree, define, define, deliberate, delimit, delimitate, delineate, do, enumerate, filiate, format, govern, identify, index, initialise, initialize, judge, locate, make, measure, measure out, mensurate, miscreate, nail down, name, narrow, narrow down, number, numerate, order, orient, orientate, pace, peg down, pick out, pick out, pin down, place, predetermine, price, purpose, quantify, rectify, redetermine, refract, regularize, regulate, reset, reshape, resolve, resolve, rule, seal, select, select, sequence, situate, specify, take, take, tax, test, time, translate, try, value, will

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*ter"mine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Determined}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Determining}.] [F. d['e]terminer, L.
    determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus
    limit. See {Term}.]
    1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
    
             [God] hath determined the times before appointed.
                                                   --Acts xvii.
                                                   26.
    
    2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit;
       to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
    
             The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined
             by the view or sight.                 --Bacon.
    
             Now, where is he that will not stay so long Till his
             friend sickness hath determined me?   --Shak.
    
    3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe
       imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
    
             The character of the soul is determined by the
             character of its God.                 --J. Edwards.
    
             Something divinely beautiful . . . that at some time
             or other might influence or even determine her
             course of life.                       --W. Black.
    
    4. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a
       remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will
       determined me to this course.
    
    5. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific
       character or name of; to assign to its true place in a
       system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered
       plant or its name.
    
    6. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to
       settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as,
       the court has determined the cause.
    
    7. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to
       cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as,
       this determined him to go immediately.
    
    8. (Logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
    
    9. (Physical Sciences) To ascertain the presence, quantity,
       or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine
       the salt in sea water.
    
    
  2. \De*ter"mine\, v. i.
    1. To come to an end; to end; to terminate. [Obs.]
    
             He who has vented a pernicious doctrine or published
             an ill book must know that his life determine not
             together.                             --South.
    
             Estates may determine on future contingencies.
                                                   --Blackstone.
    
    2. To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often
       with on. ``Determine on some course.'' --Shak.
    
             He shall pay as the judges determine. --Ex. xxi. 22.
    
    
 
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