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Definition of Determine


  1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
  2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
  3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
  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. To define or limit by adding a differentia.
  9. To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.
  10. To come to an end; to end; to terminate.
  11. To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often with on.

Determine Quotations

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
Zig Ziglar

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
Joel Osteen

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell

In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.
James E. Faust

Now, as a nation, we don't promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That's an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up.
Barack Obama
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Determine Translations

determine in Afrikaans is vasstel, vasmaak, bepaal
determine in Dutch is determineren, nauwkeurig bepalen
determine in German is entscheiden, untersuche, bestimme
determine in Latin is exigo, decerno
determine in Norwegian is bestemme
determine in Spanish is fijar, determinar
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