determine
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈtɜːmɪn/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈtɝmɪn/
Verb

determine (determines, present participle determining; past and past participle determined)

  1. To set the boundaries or limits of.
  2. To ascertain definitely; to figure out, find out, or conclude by analyzing, calculating, or investigating.
  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.
    The news of his father's illness determined him to depart immediately. attention en
  5. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide.
    The court has determined the cause.
  6. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead.
    I determined to go home at once.
  7. (logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
  8. (obsolete) To bring to an end; to finish.
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