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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 present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

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

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

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
George Washington
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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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