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Definition of determine:

  1. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.
  2. To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.
  3. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.
  4. To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; - often with on.
  5. To come to an end; to end; to terminate.
  6. To define or limit by adding a differentia.
  7. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
  8. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; - with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.
  9. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
  10. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.
  11. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.

Synonyms:

get a line, come up, decide, finalize, jibe, localise, form, take, sink, train, adjudge, follow, govern, correspond, shape, examine, delimitate, hold in, date, decree, chance, read, arrest, dress, bushel, come across, crack, understand, attend, specialize, visit, regain, go over, peg down, go out, trammel, go down, interpret, square off, learn, break, contain, control, lay out, square up, reconcile, act upon, steady down, incur, suss out, particularize, delay, square, coif, fit, stop, arrange, larn, teach, look, meet, check up on, gibe, mend, look into, localize, coiffure, typeset, narrow, get word, put, bump, receive, restore, get wind, experience, mark off, destine, visualize, fasten, assign, watch over, see, mold, mould, mark, lay, pick up, countersink, instruct, narrow down, catch out, pay back, make, pay off, locate, hold back, match, manage, feel, do, insure, ready, find, set apart, specify, watch out, acquire, retrieve, moderate, define, congeal, hold, command, place, conciliate, keep an eye on, discipline, correct, particularise, fructify, find oneself, settle down, situate, limit, recover, doctor, fixate, curb, even up, retard, nail down, circumscribe, tempt, escort, regard, notice, confine, obtain, hear, bound, make up, set, desexualise, unsex, touch on, tick, gear up, watch, regulate, sterilise, take root, happen, regularise, charm, plant, desex, image, turn back, picture, run into, specialise, pin down, get hold, sterilize, deposit, pose, prepare, go through, tick off, project, furbish up, check off, view, repair, set up, root, realise, con, condition, check into, make up one's mind, look out, visualise, run across, forge, settle, position, line up, look on, memorise, intend, umpire, cast, construe, subside, throttle, designate, ascertain, restrain, find out, cook, coiffe, chequer, sic, patch up, secure, delineate, encounter, work, influence, descend, desexualize, fix, finalise, posit, devise, rig, demarcate, fall, check out, limited, checker, delimit, adjust, model, qualify, jell, envision, see to it, catch, check over, modulate, ensconce, baffle, restrict, jog, memorize, agree, get back, go under, regularize, order, take care, mildew, ensure, get, law, take in, go steady, stipulate, invent.

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