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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.
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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