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Meaning of "determine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DETERMINE

From Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre to set boundaries to, from de- + termināre to limit.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DETERMINE

determine  [dɪˈtɜːmɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DETERMINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Determine is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb determine in English.

WHAT DOES DETERMINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Determine

Determine, was an American Thoroughbred race horse. In a racing career which lasted from 1953 through 1955, the California-trained colt ran forty-four times and won eighteen races. His best season was 1954 when he became the first gray horse to win the Kentucky Derby.

Definition of determine in the English dictionary

The first definition of determine in the dictionary is to settle or decide conclusively, as by referring to an authority. Other definition of determine is to ascertain or conclude, esp after observation or consideration. Determine is also to shape or influence; give direction to.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DETERMINE

PRESENT

Present
I determine
you determine
he/she/it determines
we determine
you determine
they determine
Present continuous
I am determining
you are determining
he/she/it is determining
we are determining
you are determining
they are determining
Present perfect
I have determined
you have determined
he/she/it has determined
we have determined
you have determined
they have determined
Present perfect continuous
I have been determining
you have been determining
he/she/it has been determining
we have been determining
you have been determining
they have been determining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I determined
you determined
he/she/it determined
we determined
you determined
they determined
Past continuous
I was determining
you were determining
he/she/it was determining
we were determining
you were determining
they were determining
Past perfect
I had determined
you had determined
he/she/it had determined
we had determined
you had determined
they had determined
Past perfect continuous
I had been determining
you had been determining
he/she/it had been determining
we had been determining
you had been determining
they had been determining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will determine
you will determine
he/she/it will determine
we will determine
you will determine
they will determine
Future continuous
I will be determining
you will be determining
he/she/it will be determining
we will be determining
you will be determining
they will be determining
Future perfect
I will have determined
you will have determined
he/she/it will have determined
we will have determined
you will have determined
they will have determined
Future perfect continuous
I will have been determining
you will have been determining
he/she/it will have been determining
we will have been determining
you will have been determining
they will have been determining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would determine
you would determine
he/she/it would determine
we would determine
you would determine
they would determine
Conditional continuous
I would be determining
you would be determining
he/she/it would be determining
we would be determining
you would be determining
they would be determining
Conditional perfect
I would have determine
you would have determine
he/she/it would have determine
we would have determine
you would have determine
they would have determine
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been determining
you would have been determining
he/she/it would have been determining
we would have been determining
you would have been determining
they would have been determining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you determine
we let´s determine
you determine
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to determine
Past participle
determined
Present Participle
determining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DETERMINE


adermin
əˈdɜːmɪn
Brahmin
ˈbrɑːmɪn
dormin
ˈdɔːmɪn
Emin
ˈiːmɪn
enlumine
ɛnˈljuːmɪn
ermine
ˈɜːmɪn
extermine
ɪkˈstɜːmɪn
haemin
ˈhiːmɪn
hemin
ˈhiːmɪn
illumine
ɪˈluːmɪn
legumin
lɪˈɡjuːmɪn
lumen
ˈluːmɪn
lumine
ˈluːmɪn
metformin
metˈfɔːmɪn
phenformin
fɛnˈfɔːmɪn
predetermine
ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪn
redetermine
ˌriːdɪˈtɜːmɪn
reillumine
ˌriːɪˈluːmɪn
toxalbumin
ˌtɒksælˈbjuːmɪn
vermin
ˈvɜːmɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DETERMINE

determinably
determinacy
determinant
determinantal
determinate
determinately
determinateness
determination
determinative
determinatively
determinativeness
determinator
determined
determinedly
determinedness
determiner
determining
determinism
determinist
deterministic

WORDS THAT END LIKE DETERMINE

amine
bellarmine
carmine
castanospermine
countermine
domine
examine
famine
histamine
jasmine
landmine
melamine
mine
of mine
overmine
picrocarmine
protamine
small ermine
spermine
undermine

Synonyms and antonyms of determine in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DETERMINE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «determine» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of determine

Translation of «determine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DETERMINE

Find out the translation of determine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of determine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «determine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

决定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

determinar
570 millions of speakers

English

determine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निर्धारित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحديد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

определить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

determinar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্ধারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déterminer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tentukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bestimmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

決定する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

결정짓다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nemtokake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xác định
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீர்மானிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निर्धारित करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

belirlemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

determinare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

określenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

визначити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

determina
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

καθοριστεί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bepaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bestämma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bestemme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of determine

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DETERMINE»

The term «determine» is very widely used and occupies the 3.300 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DETERMINE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about determine

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10 QUOTES WITH «DETERMINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word determine.
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George Allen
I do think that the elections of 2010 and 2012 are going to determine the trajectory of the country. Either we're going to be aspiring and improving opportunities based on freedom and responsibility, or we're going to go down the path that dictates and mandates a dependency on government.
2
Shari Arison
Sustainability is the key to our survival on this planet and will also determine success on all levels.
3
Bono
Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world.
4
Alafair Burke
In our system, we leave questions of fact to a jury. But to render a verdict, a jury must know the law. For this, we rely upon jury instructions. Instructions are supposed to translate the law into lay terms that the jury can apply to the facts as they determine them.
5
Katherine Center
I have an affection for tangible objects, like books and pages, but people sure do seem to love their Kindles! We're definitely in the middle of a revolution that will determine how people find, read, and experience stories.
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Joshua Chamberlain
But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
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Robert Darnton
We are living in one of those rare moments in history when things may come apart and be put back together again in ways that will determine the future for decades or more, despite the endless innovations of technology.
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Matt Dillon
One of the things I've learned over the years is that you only do what you can do as an actor. You do the best job you can, but you have no control over so many elements that are going to determine the outcome of that film. I never pay attention to what happens after.
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Jeffrey Eugenides
If you talk to geneticists they are constantly finding that your genes are being switched on and off because of the environment. Genes alone do not determine an exact path in your life.
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James E. Faust
In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DETERMINE»

Discover the use of determine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to determine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.
Sam Harris, 2011
2
Drug Safety Data: How to Analyze, Summarize and Interpret to ...
The only guide of its kind, Drug Safety Data: How to Analyze, Summarize and Interpret to Determine Risk is an invaluable reference for premarketing risk assessment.
Michael Klepper, Barton Cobert, 2010
3
Mastering the Seven Decisions That Determine Personal ...
Mastering the Seven Decisions guides readers to a profound understanding of how to fully integrate seven life-changing Decisions into their daily lives.
Andy Andrews, 2008
4
Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How ...
In this landmark work, for which he has written a new introduction, one of our foremost public thinkers examines the origins and repercussions of the media's monolithic images of Islam.
Edward W Said, 2008
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The Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame ...
The only winning move in the blame game, Dattner shows, is not to play, and the insights and practical suggestions in this book will help readers, at any level of any organization and at any stage of their careers, learn to manage the ...
Ben Dattner, 2011
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Type Talk at Work (Revised): How the 16 Personality Types ...
Get the most out of your employees—and employers—using the authors’ renowned expertise on typology. With Type Talk at Work, you’ll never look at the office the same way again! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen, Hile Rutledge, 2009
7
Electromagnetic Fields: Federal Efforts to Determine Health ...
Examines the public's exposure to the electromagnetic fields that are emitted from federally owned power lines.
Victor S. Rezendes, 1994
8
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal ...
“The Traveler’s Gift effectively combines self-help with fiction . . . sustaining momentum while simultaneously passing on instructions for positive thinking . . . an exemplary job at providing positive suggestions for overcoming ...
Andy Andrews, 2005
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Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We ...
Determine your personality using a scientifically validated method based on the work of C.G. Jung and gain insight into why others behave the way they do, and why you are the person you are.
Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen, 2013
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Factors that Determine the Success Among Traditional and ...
Online learning is the fastest growing segment in the educational marketplace today.
Lucia Worth Vanderpool, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DETERMINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term determine is used in the context of the following news items.
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Investigators haven't determine cause of June fire at apartment …
Investigators have been unable to determine what sparked a fire last month at an apartment building, injuring six people, including a firefighter ... «Winston-Salem Journal, Jul 15»
2
HUD chief on new housing rules: 'ZIP code should never determine
“Too many Americans find their dreams limited by where they come from, and a ZIP code should never determine a child's future,” Castro said ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
Study aims to determine utility of Trovagene's PCM technology for …
Primary objectives of the study include determining 1) if circulating tumor (ctDNA) can determine response to therapy early, and 2) if ctDNA ... «News-Medical.net, Jul 15»
4
Second Circuit establishes “Primary Beneficiary” test to determine
Late last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected the U.S. Department of Labor's (“DOL”) six-factor test to ... «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
5
Confederate flag debate might determine fate of local memorials
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW)-- He's the man in charge of taking care of the Jefferson Davis memorial along the highway bearing its name. «WRDW-TV, Jul 15»
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Hearings held to determine write-in votes - LewistownSentinel.com …
LEWISTOWN - Two hearings held Tuesday afternoon at the Mifflin County Courthouse to determine if certain write-in votes should be counted ... «Lewistown Sentinel, Jul 15»
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To determine public's support for Rangers operation, let a …
To determine public's support for Rangers operation, let a referendum be held: Altaf Hussain. 2015/07/08 2:16 PM. To determine public's support for Rangers ... «The News Teller, Jul 15»
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Fire investigators determine cause of Orcutt house fire - KSBY.com
The cause of a fire that severely damaged a two-story home and killed a dog in Orcutt Tuesday night was a propane barbecue too close to the house, fire ... «KSBY San Luis Obispo News, Jul 15»
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France Considers Measuring the Bones of Migrants to Determine
Authorities in southern France are looking at proposals to administer 'bone tests' to migrants to determine their true ages to prevent adults ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
10
Court case could determine naturist use of Three Mile Beach - InfoTel
Court case could determine naturist use of Three Mile Beach. By Steve Arstad. Only a handful of people could be seen enjoying Three Mile ... «InfoTel News Ltd, Jul 15»

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