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English Dictionary: determine by the DICT Development Group
3 results for determine
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): determine, find, find out, ascertain
  2. shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
    Synonym(s): determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate
  3. fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
    Synonym(s): determine, set
  4. decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
    Synonym(s): specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit
  5. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
    Synonym(s): decide, make up one's mind, determine
  6. fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
  7. settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
    Synonym(s): settle, square off, square up, determine
  8. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
    Synonym(s): determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Determine \De*ter"mine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Determined}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Determining}.] [F. d[82]terminer, L.
      determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus
      limit. See {Term}.]
      1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
                     [God] hath determined the times before appointed.
                                                                              --Acts xvii.
      2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit;
            to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
                     The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined
                     by the view or sight.                        --Bacon.
                     Now, where is he that will not stay so long Till his
                     friend sickness hath determined me?   --Shak.
      3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe
            imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
                     The character of the soul is determined by the
                     character of its God.                        --J. Edwards.
                     Something divinely beautiful . . . that at some time
                     or other might influence or even determine her
                     course of life.                                 --W. Black.
      4. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a
            remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will
            determined me to this course.
      5. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific
            character or name of; to assign to its true place in a
            system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered
            plant or its name.
      6. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to
            settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as,
            the court has determined the cause.
      7. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to
            cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as,
            this determined him to go immediately.
      8. (Logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
      9. (Physical Sciences) To ascertain the presence, quantity,
            or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine
            the salt in sea water.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Determine \De*ter"mine\, v. i.
      1. To come to an end; to end; to terminate. [Obs.]
                     He who has vented a pernicious doctrine or published
                     an ill book must know that his life determine not
                     together.                                          --South.
                     Estates may determine on future contingencies.
      2. To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often
            with on. [bd]Determine on some course.[b8] --Shak.
                     He shall pay as the judges determine. --Ex. xxi. 22.
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