Origin of 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
Examples from the Web for determined
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
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|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when she called back, Brinsley was determined to tall her about his minted screenwriter status.
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|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have chickened out twice, and I am determined not to back down.
If you are determined to expel all comfort from your house, be a Drunkard; and you will soon do it effectually.Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
The arrival of General Washington arrested the disorder, and determined the victory on our side.
We took the wind through the night, and in the morning we were eighty miles from Corfu, which I determined to reach by rowing.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The chiefs fought fiercely, like men who know that their fate is sealed, and are determined to sell their lives dearly.Mark Seaworth|William H.G. Kingston
More, he was determined to carry that experiment further, if he ever got the chance.The Trespasser, Complete|Gilbert Parker
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.