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Verb: determine  di'tur-min
  1. Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    "determine the product of two numbers";
    - find, find out, ascertain
  2. Give direction to; be an influence on
    "experience often determines ability";
    - shape, mold [N. Amer], influence, regulate, mould [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Fix conclusively or authoritatively
    "determine the rules";
    - set
  4. Decide upon definitely; give a value
    "determine the parameters";
    - specify, set, define, fix, limit
  5. Reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    "We finally determined after lengthy deliberations";
    - decide, make up one's mind
  6. Fix in scope; fix the boundaries of
    "the tree determines the border of the property"
  7. Settle conclusively; come to terms
    "We finally determined the argument";
    - settle, square off, square up
  8. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    "determine whether the train leaves on time";
    - check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn

Derived forms: determines, determining, determined

Type of: cause, choose, conclude, define, delimit, delimitate, delineate, do, engender, make, pick out, resolve, select, specify, take

Encyclopedia: Determine