[ dih-tur-min ]
/ dɪˈtɜr mɪn /
verb (used with object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
to settle or decide (a dispute, question, etc.) by an authoritative or conclusive decision.
to conclude or ascertain, as after reasoning, observation, etc.
Geometry. to fix the position of.
to cause, affect, or control; fix or decide causally: Demand for a product usually determines supply.
to give direction or tendency to; impel.
Logic. to limit (a notion) by adding differentiating characteristics.
Chiefly Law. to put an end to; terminate.
to lead or bring (a person) to a decision.
to decide upon.
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.
Words nearby determine
Origin of determine
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
synonym study for determine
1. See decide.
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British Dictionary definitions for redetermined
/ (dɪˈtɜːmɪn) /
to settle or decide (an argument, question, etc) conclusively, as by referring to an authority
(tr) to ascertain or conclude, esp after observation or consideration
(tr) to shape or influence; give direction toexperience often determines ability
(tr) to fix in scope, extent, variety, etcthe river determined the edge of the property
to make or cause to make a decisionhe determined never to marry
(tr) logic to define or limit (a notion) by adding or requiring certain features or characteristics
(tr) geometry to fix or specify the position, form, or configuration oftwo points determine a line
mainly law to come or bring to an end, as an estate or interest in land
(tr) to decide (a legal action or dispute)
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 redetermined
see bound and determined.
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