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determine

[ dih-tur-min ]
/ d瑟藞t蓽r m瑟n /
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verb (used with object), de路ter路mined, de路ter路min路ing.
verb (used without object), de路ter路mined, de路ter路min路ing.
to come to a decision or resolution; decide.
Chiefly Law. to come to an end.
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Origin of determine

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English, from Old French determiner, from Latin d膿termin膩re 鈥渢o mark out and fix boundaries,鈥 equivalent to d膿- prefix indicating separation + termin膩re 鈥渢o bound, limit鈥; see de-, terminate

OTHER WORDS FROM determine

in路ter路de路ter路mine, verb (used with object), in路ter路de路ter路mined, in路ter路de路ter路min路ing.qua路si-de路ter路mine, verb, qua路si-de路ter路mined, qua路si-de路ter路min路ing.re路de路ter路mine, verb, re路de路ter路mined, re路de路ter路min路ing.un路de路ter路min路ing, adjective
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To determine is to conclude or ascertain something, as after reasoning or observation. How is determine different from resolve and decide? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for determine

determine
/ (d瑟藞t蓽藧m瑟n) /

verb

Word Origin for determine

C14: from Old French determiner, from Latin d膿termin膩re to set boundaries to, from de- + termin膩re to limit; see terminate
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Other Idioms and Phrases with determine

determine

see bound and determined.

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