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DETERMINED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does determined mean? 

DETERMINED (adjective)
  The adjective DETERMINED has 5 senses:

1. characterized by great determination
2. having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
3. devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
4. determined or decided upon as by an authority
5. strongly motivated to succeed

  Familiarity information: DETERMINED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DETERMINED (adjective)


Sense 1determined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by great determination

Context example:

a struggle against a determined enemy

Similar:

resolute (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination)


Sense 2determined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation

Similar:

ascertained; discovered; observed (discovered or determined by scientific observation)

Antonym:

undetermined (not yet having been ascertained or determined)


Sense 3determined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Devoting full strength and concentrated attention to

Context example:

made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters

Similar:

obstinate; stubborn; unregenerate (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)


Sense 4determined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Determined or decided upon as by an authority

Synonyms:

dictated; determined; set

Context examples:

date and place are already determined / the dictated terms of surrender / the time set for the launching

Similar:

settled (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt)


Sense 5determined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strongly motivated to succeed

Synonyms:

compulsive; driven; determined

Similar:

ambitious (having a strong desire for success or achievement)


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