Origin of determined
Synonyms for determined
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 determinedtenacious, stubborn, dogged, steadfast, resolute, strong-willed, purposeful, serious, decisive, single-minded, resolved, firm, set, pat, bent, persevering, decided, obstinate, fixed, settled
Examples from the Web for determined
Contemporary Examples of determined
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers
January 8, 2015
Divided and drained by war, Syrian Christians are determined to celebrate for the first time in four years.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive
December 25, 2014
But when she called back, Brinsley was determined to tall her about his minted screenwriter status.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
They also love Christmas, and are determined to make it cheerful and to give gifts.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
I have chickened out twice, and I am determined not to back down.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of determined
The boat he supposed to belong to Robert, and he was determined to spoil it.
But he admired Hester, and the more she slighted him the more he was determined to force her to like him.
He was ashamed, and determined to make amends by a frank confession.
Well, Shepler might be hurled from that certainty by one hour of determined action.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He felt that a crisis had come, and he was determined to be obeyed.
Word Origin for determine
1560s, "decided," past participle adjective from determine. Meaning "limited" is from c.1600; that of "characterized by resolution" is from c.1600, of actions; 1772, of persons.
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.