[ US /dəˈtɝmən, dɪˈtɝmən/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˈɜːmɪn/ ]
  1. fix conclusively or authoritatively
    set the rules
  2. shape or influence; give direction to
    mold public opinion
    experience often determines ability
  3. decide upon or fix definitely
    fix the variables
    specify the parameters
  4. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    Check whether the train leaves on time
    See whether it works
    I want to see whether she speaks French
    find out if he speaks Russian
  5. establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find the product of two numbers
    The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
  6. fix in scope; fix the boundaries of
    the tree determines the border of the property
  7. reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  8. settle conclusively; come to terms
    We finally settled the argument
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How To Use determine In A Sentence

  • Thereafter thought, weighing the truth or falseness of the notion, determines what is true: and this explains the Greek word for thought, dianoia, which is derived from dianoein, meaning to think and discriminate. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
  • She has determined on going this afternoon.
  • The tax assessor determined that the property was subject to taxation based on its infrequent use for religious purposes. Christianity Today
  • She was determined to renegotiate the second mortgage for another year. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER
  • It has made it far harder for determined and powerful figures to control how people see events and that can only be a good thing.
  • Aliquots were withdrawn at the indicated times, the viable titer was determined, and the percentage of survivors was calculated.
  • He infected mice and rabbits with Trypanosoma gondii, the parasite responsible for the dreaded sleeping sickness, then injected the animals with chemical derivatives to determine if any of them could halt the infection. The Emperor of All Maladies
  • IBM does not publish the actual, in-depth details of how the optimizer determines the best access path, but the optimizer is a cost-based optimizer.
  • Some lucky local with an open fire had determined the evening warranted a little extra cheer, more than the central heating could provide, and had lit a small blaze on his hearth.
  • The length should be that of the bandaging; the breadth, three or four fingers; thickness, three or fourfold; number so as to encircle the limb, neither more nor less; those applied for the purpose of rectifying a deformity, should be of such a length as to encircle it; the breadth and thickness being determined by the vacuity, which is not to be filled up at once. On The Surgery
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