determined

[ dih-tur-mind ]
/ dɪˈtɜr mɪnd /

adjective

resolute; staunch: the determined defenders of the Alamo.
decided; settled; resolved.
Grammar. (of a phonetic feature) predictable from its surrounding context.

Origin of determined

First recorded in 1490–1500; determine + -ed2
Related formsde·ter·mined·ly [dih-tur-mind-lee, -muh-nid-lee] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd li, -mə nɪd li/, adverbde·ter·mined·ness, nounpost·de·ter·mined, adjectiveun·de·ter·mined, adjective

Definition for determined (2 of 2)

determine

[ dih-tur-min ]
/ dɪˈtɜr mɪn /

verb (used with object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.

verb (used without object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.

to come to a decision or resolution; decide.
Chiefly Law. to come to an end.

Origin of determine

1325–75; Middle English determinen < Anglo-French, Old French determiner < Latin dētermināre, equivalent to dē- de- + termināre to bound, limit; see terminate
Related formsin·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

Synonym study

1. See decide.
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British Dictionary definitions for determined (1 of 2)

determined

/ (dɪˈtɜːmɪnd) /

adjective

of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
Derived Formsdeterminedly, adverbdeterminedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for determined (2 of 2)

determine

/ (dɪˈtɜːmɪn) /

verb

Word Origin for determine

C14: from Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre to set boundaries to, from de- + termināre to limit; see terminate
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Idioms and Phrases with determined

determine


see bound and determined.

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