verb (used with object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
Origin of determine
Synonyms for determine
Related Words for determineresolve, regulate, complete, rule, detect, verify, learn, tell, see, ascertain, demonstrate, establish, check, elect, fix, control, impose, influence, shape, limit
Examples from the Web for determine
Contemporary Examples of determine
The fear of violence should not determine what one does or does not say.Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie
January 9, 2015
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
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
What does Bondi mean that clerks now should “determine how to proceed”?
Can they determine that individual citizens should not have access to rights provided by the Constitution?
Historical Examples of determine
But if you determine as we would have you, and signify it to us, we shall not stand with you for a week or so.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
What real worth might lie under this sunny surface the future must determine.
So far as he could determine, she: had not even sunk once beneath the surface.
It is my duty, father, blindly to follow all you determine upon for me.The Imaginary Invalid
And always he watched me, for what purpose I could not determine.The Bacillus of Beauty
Word Origin for determine
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.
see bound and determined.