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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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
Example sentences from the Web for determine
To determine whether a product is truly “green,” you’ll have to look deeper than its earth-toned packaging.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The average infection rates among these populations determine those points’ placement on the y-axis.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.|Emily Oster|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Investigators were trying to determine whether officers in the cruiser were chasing the moped.Federal prosecutors will not press charges against D.C. officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Deon Kay|Keith L. Alexander, Peter Hermann|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Investigators then work with the FBI to build a family tree out from that DNA match, and use traditional detective techniques to determine whether someone in that lineage could be connected to the crime.Prince George’s will use DNA registries to solve cold cases through new DOJ grant|Katie Mettler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Smithsonian officials will monitor guidance from local governments, public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine its reopening strategy, he said.Smithsonian, National Gallery to close as coronavirus cases spike|Peggy McGlone, Sebastian Smee|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Both Time and CNN reinstated Zakaria after determining the slip-up was “an isolated incident.”Can Fareed Zakaria Survive A Plagiarism Firestorm?|Lloyd Grove|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He continues to be enthralled not so much by Earhart as by the process of determining what exactly befell her and her aircraft.
He did not gain access to media reports on the case, the judge established, determining that no further action was required.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More important than determining who deserved credit is appreciating the dynamics that occur when people share ideas.
Police are often given great leeway in determining whether or not to use lethal force, and are rarely indicted for doing so.Ferguson on Knife Edge of More Violence After Grand Jury Evidence Leak Showing Struggle|Justin Glawe|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in work of any creative sort, the mood, the condition of mind, is the determining factor.The Life Radiant|Lilian Whiting
The great difficulty is in determining whether or not there is a defective ancestry in a given stock.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
Even health itself is likely to have less influence in determining success in life.The Measurement of Intelligence|Lewis Madison Terman
The distance between traps is an important factor in determining the efficiency of live-trapping.
They are the dominant factors in determining that America shall be one of the two great centers of civilization.The Red Man's Continent|Ellsworth Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for determine
Word Origin for determine
Idioms and Phrases with determine
see bound and determined.