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 determine determine

verb

  • () establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study  ( ascertain, find out, find, determine )
    establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
     find the product of two numbers
    find the product of two numbers
     The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
    The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
  • () shape or influence; give direction to  ( mold, regulate, influence, shape, determine )
    shape or influence; give direction to
     experience often determines ability
    experience often determines ability
     mold public opinion
    mold public opinion
  • () fix conclusively or authoritatively  ( determine, set )
    fix conclusively or authoritatively
     set the rules
    set the rules
  • () decide upon or fix definitely  ( define, limit, specify, fix, determine, set )
    decide upon or fix definitely
     fix the variables
    fix the variables
     specify the parameters
    specify the parameters
  • () reach, make, or come to a decision about something  ( determine, make up one's mind, decide )
    reach, make, or come to a decision about something
     We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
    We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  • () fix in scope; fix the boundaries of  ( determine )
    fix in scope; fix the boundaries of
     the tree determines the border of the property
    the tree determines the border of the property
  • () settle conclusively; come to terms  ( square off, square up, determine, settle )
    settle conclusively; come to terms
     We finally settled the argument
    We finally settled the argument
  • find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort  ( ascertain, check, determine, learn, watch, find out, see )
    find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
     I want to see whether she speaks French
    I want to see whether she speaks French
     See whether it works
    See whether it works
     find out if he speaks Russian
    find out if he speaks Russian
     Check whether the train leaves on time
    Check whether the train leaves on time