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Determine meaning

determine - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
  2. 2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
  3. 3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To define or limit by adding a differentia.
  8. 8. To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.
  9. 9. To come to an end; to end; to terminate.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; - often with on.
  12. 12. To fix; decide.
  13. 13. To resolve.

determine - examples of usage

  1. Curiosity has time to work, and has so much effect that the lady seems to determine that, after all, she would like to see the man. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. It is not yet in thy head- to determine when shall be tamasha. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. I am not at liberty to determine about a physician, because he will be here so soon." - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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