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Definition 1: reach, make, or come to a decision about something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

Synonyms for determine in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

"Measure the length of the wall"

(... is a kind of determine ) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

"The football star was tried for the murder of his wife" "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"

(... is a kind of determine ) determine one's position with reference to another point

"We had to orient ourselves in the forest"

(... is a kind of determine ) decide with authority

"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

(... is a kind of determine ) reach a decision

"he resolved never to drink again"

(... is a kind of determine ) decide irrevocably

"sealing dooms"

(... is a kind of determine ) determine by choice

"This action was willed and intended"

(... is a kind of determine ) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of determine ) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

"We cannot regulate the way people dress" "This town likes to regulate"

(determine implies ...) discuss the pros and cons of an issue

Definition 2: fix conclusively or authoritatively - [verb of cognition]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • set the rules

Synonyms for determine in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of determine ) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

"She identified the man on the `wanted' poster"

(... is a kind of determine ) assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of

"Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"

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

"value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

(... is a kind of determine ) fix the paternity of

"The court filiated the child born out of wedlock"

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

(... is a kind of determine ) set or ask for a certain price

"How much do you charge for lunch?" "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

(... is a kind of determine ) assign an initial value to a computer program

(... is a kind of determine ) set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the price of

"The grocer priced his wares high"

Definition 3: shape or influence; give direction to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • experience often determines ability
  • mold public opinion

Synonyms for determine in the sense of this definition

(determine is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of determine ) determine beforehand

(... is a kind of determine ) regulate or set the pace of

"Pace your efforts"

(... is a kind of determine ) adjust through indexation

"The government indexes wages and prices"

(... is a kind of determine ) set the speed, duration, or execution of

"we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"

(... is a kind of determine ) shape anew or differently

"The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country"

(... is a kind of determine ) influence or determine

"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

(... is a kind of determine ) have influence to a specified degree

"Her opinion carries a lot of weight"

(... is a kind of determine ) shape or form or make badly

"Our miscreated fantasies"

(... is a kind of determine ) make unwilling

(... is a kind of determine ) make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

"Their language inclines us to believe them"

Definition 4: fix in scope; fix the boundaries of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tree determines the border of the property

(determine is a kind of ...) determine the essential quality of

(... is a kind of determine ) define clearly

"I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"

Definition 5: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study - [verb of communication]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for determine in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

"gauge the wine barrels"

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the quantity of someone's share

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the number or amount of

"Can you count the books on your shelf?" "Count your change"

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the refracting power of (a lens)

(... is a kind of determine ) determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

"Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space" "Locate the boundaries of the property"

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the order of constituents in

"They sequenced the human genome"

(... is a kind of determine ) fix, find, or establish again

"the physicists redetermined Planck's constant"

(... is a kind of determine ) math: determine the length of

"rectify a curve"

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

(determine has a similar meaning as ...) make a discovery, make a new finding

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

(determine has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"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"

Definition 6: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort - [verb of communication]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for determine in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of determine ) determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

(determine has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

(determine has a similar meaning as ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

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

Definition 7: decide upon or fix definitely - [verb of communication]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fix the variables
  • specify the parameters

Synonyms for determine in the sense of this definition

(determine is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of determine ) use as a quantifier

(... is a kind of determine ) mention and identify by name

"name your accomplices!"

(... is a kind of determine ) set anew

"They re-set the date on the clock"

(... is a kind of determine ) give a definition for the meaning of a word

"Define `sadness'"

Definition 8: settle conclusively; come to terms - [verb of communication]

Samples where determine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We finally settled the argument

Synonyms for determine in the sense of this definition

(determine is a kind of ...) reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

(... is a kind of determine ) settle, as of a debt

"clear a debt" "solve an old debt"

(... is a kind of determine ) settle by agreement

"concert one's differences"

(... is a kind of determine ) settle conclusively

"clinch a deal"

(... is a kind of determine ) settle by concession

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