verb (used with object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
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Origin of determine
OTHER WORDS FROM determinein·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
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What are other ways to say determine?
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.
Example sentences from the Web for determine
The NHL will also now be analyzing clusters of positive test samples with whole genomic sequencing to determine specific coronavirus strains.NHL adds game-day rapid testing to coronavirus protocols|Samantha Pell|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
The preps-to-pros movement was shut down in 2005, after the league determined that getting a Kobe Bryant or LeBron James a little earlier wasn’t worth sending scouts to high school gymnasiums.An NBA experiment lets draft prospects skip college, stay home and get paid to play|Michael Lee|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
After determining the spoon’s maker and pattern, she typed that information into the Google “shopping” tab for a second search.Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down.|Laura Daily|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The new charges could carry a maximum sentence of nearly 30 years, more if it’s determined Keller’s actions resulted in any injuries.Grand jury beefs up charges against Olympian Klete Keller related to Capitol riot|Rick Maese|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Trying to determine which bid will maximize your campaign goals without blowing through your budget can be a tough balancing act.Smart Bidding: Five ways machine learning improves PPC advertising|Gabrielle Sadeh|February 10, 2021|Search Engine Watch
That strategy has been used in some cases to help determine GMO policy.
The fear of violence should not determine what one does or does not say.
That makes it incredibly difficult to determine the effects of airstrikes, for example.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Where the U.S. once depended on its own forces to determine who was military material, this time the Iraqis will decide.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What does Bondi mean that clerks now should “determine how to proceed”?The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
How well they have merited that Degree of Confidence is left to the impartial World to determine.
Its first appearance is not possible to determine and will probably remain unknown.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
Twenty baskets of it were obtained by the said miners to assay and investigate its nature, and determine what it might be.
It was with great disapprobation that he heard Napoleon accept Caulaincourt's advice, and determine to advance to Moscow.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
More generally the nature of the chattels conveyed determine largely the character of the description.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
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Word Origin for determine
Idioms and Phrases with determine
see bound and determined.