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determine

[dih-tur-min]
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verb (used with object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
  1. to settle or decide (a dispute, question, etc.) by an authoritative or conclusive decision.
  2. to conclude or ascertain, as after reasoning, observation, etc.
  3. Geometry. to fix the position of.
  4. to cause, affect, or control; fix or decide causally: Demand for a product usually determines supply.
  5. to give direction or tendency to; impel.
  6. Logic. to limit (a notion) by adding differentiating characteristics.
  7. Chiefly Law. to put an end to; terminate.
  8. to lead or bring (a person) to a decision.
  9. to decide upon.
verb (used without object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
  1. to come to a decision or resolution; decide.
  2. Chiefly Law. to come to an end.

Origin of determine

1325–75; Middle English determinen < Anglo-French, Old French determiner < Latin dētermināre, equivalent to dē- de- + termināre to bound, limit; see terminate
Related formsin·ter·de·ter·mine, verb (used with object), in·ter·de·ter·mined, in·ter·de·ter·min·ing.qua·si-de·ter·mine, verb, qua·si-de·ter·mined, qua·si-de·ter·min·ing.re·de·ter·mine, verb, re·de·ter·mined, re·de·ter·min·ing.un·de·ter·min·ing, adjective

Synonyms

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1. resolve, adjust. 2. verify. 4. influence. 5. induce, lead, incline.

Synonym study

1. See decide.
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British Dictionary definitions for redetermined

determine

verb
  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 toexperience often determines ability
  4. (tr) to fix in scope, extent, variety, etcthe river determined the edge of the property
  5. to make or cause to make a decisionhe determined never to marry
  6. (tr) logic to define or limit (a notion) by adding or requiring certain features or characteristics
  7. (tr) geometry to fix or specify the position, form, or configuration oftwo points determine a line
  8. mainly law to come or bring to an end, as an estate or interest in land
  9. (tr) to decide (a legal action or dispute)

Word Origin

C14: from Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre to set boundaries to, from de- + termināre to limit; see terminate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for redetermined

determine

v.

mid-14c., "to come to an end," also "to settle, decide" (late 14c.), from Old French determiner (12c.) or directly from Latin determinare "to enclose, bound, set limits to," from de- "off" (see de-) + terminare "to mark the end or boundary," from terminus "end, limit" (see terminus). Sense of "coming to a firm decision" (to do something) is from mid-15c. Related: Determined; determining; determiner.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with redetermined

redetermined

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