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DETERMINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does determine mean? 

DETERMINE (verb)
  The verb DETERMINE has 8 senses:

1. establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
2. shape or influence; give direction to
3. fix conclusively or authoritatively
4. decide upon or fix definitely
5. reach, make, or come to a decision about something
6. fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property
7. settle conclusively; come to terms
8. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

  Familiarity information: DETERMINE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DETERMINE (verb)


Sense 1determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

find out; determine; ascertain; find

Context examples:

find the product of two numbers / The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

locate; situate (determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey)

admeasure (determine the quantity of someone's share)

count; enumerate; number; numerate (determine the number or amount of)

refract (determine the refracting power of (a lens))

sequence (determine the order of constituents in)

redetermine (fix, find, or establish again)

rectify (math: determine the length of)

translate (determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA)

gauge (determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Sense 2determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shape or influence; give direction to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

shape; determine; influence; regulate; mold

Context examples:

experience often determines ability / mold public opinion

Hypernyms (to "determine" is one way to...):

cause; do; make (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

time (set the speed, duration, or execution of)

index (adjust through indexation)

pace (regulate or set the pace of)

predetermine (determine beforehand)

reshape (shape anew or differently)

decide (influence or determine)

carry weight (have influence to a specified degree)

miscreate (shape or form or make badly)

disincline; indispose (make unwilling)

dispose; incline (make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Sense 3determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fix conclusively or authoritatively

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

set; determine

Context example:

set the rules

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

price (determine the price of)

assess; tax (set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine))

initialise; initialize (assign an initial value to a computer program)

charge (set or ask for a certain price)

format (determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science))

filiate (fix the paternity of)

value (fix or determine the value of; assign a value to)

date (assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of)

identify; place (recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to somebody


Sense 4determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decide upon or fix definitely

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

fix; limit; set; specify; determine

Context examples:

fix the variables / specify the parameters

Hypernyms (to "determine" is one way to...):

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

quantify (use as a quantifier)

name (mention and identify by name)

reset (set anew)

define (give a definition for the meaning of a word)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach, make, or come to a decision about something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

decide; make up one's mind; determine

Context example:

We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

"Determine" entails doing...:

debate; deliberate (discuss the pros and cons of an issue)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

measure; measure out; mensurate (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of)

govern; order; regularise; regularize; regulate (bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations)

adjudicate; judge; try (put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of)

orient; orientate (determine one's position with reference to another point)

decree; rule (decide with authority)

purpose; resolve (reach a decision)

seal (decide irrevocably)

will (determine by choice)

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They determine to move


Sense 6determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "determine" is one way to...):

define; delimit; delimitate; delineate; specify (determine the essential quality of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

nail down; narrow; narrow down; peg down; pin down; specify (define clearly)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 7determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Settle conclusively; come to terms

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

square off; settle; square up; determine

Context example:

We finally settled the argument

Hypernyms (to "determine" is one way to...):

conclude; resolve (reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

compromise (settle by concession)

clinch (settle conclusively)

concert (settle by agreement)

clear; solve (settle, as of a debt)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8determine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

ascertain; find out; learn; watch; see; determine; check

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "determine"):

test (determine the presence or properties of (a substance))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They determine whether there was a traffic accident


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