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Adjective: determined  di'tur-mind
  1. Characterized by great determination
    "a struggle against a determined enemy";
    - intent
  2. Devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
    "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters"
  3. Determined or decided upon as by an authority
    "date and place are already determined";
    - dictated, set
  4. Strongly motivated to succeed
    - compulsive, driven
  5. Having been learned, found or determined especially by investigation
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

See also: ambitious, ascertained, aspirational, discovered, observed, obstinate, resolute, settled, stubborn, unregenerate

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

Antonym: undetermined

Encyclopedia: Determined