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Meaning of determine by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English determinen, from Old French determiner, French déterminer, from Latin determinare ( “to bound, limit, prescribe, fix, determine” ), from de + terminare ( “to limit” ), from terminus ( “bound, limit, end” ) .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈtɜː( ɹ )mɪn/
    • ( US ) IPA: /dɪˈtɝmɪn/

    External links

    • determine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • determine in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • determine at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of determine by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. reach, make, or come to a decision about something

    2. fix conclusively or authoritatively

    3. fix in scope

    4. the tree determines the border of the property
    5. shape or influence

    6. experience often determines ability
    7. settle conclusively

    8. establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

    9. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

    10. decide upon or fix definitely