determine


determine

verb

Definition of DETERMINE

1
to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute) <a three-member panel will determine the case>
Near Antonyms equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, skirt
2
to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration <trying to determine which direction we were facing>
Synonyms choose, conclude, determine, figure, name, opt, resolve, settle (on or upon)
3
to come upon after searching, study, or effort <we failed to determine the answer to the riddle>
Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
Related Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seek
Near Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, misset
4
to come to an end <your participation in the savings plan determines with the termination of your employment here>
Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
Near Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protract
5
to make final, definite, or beyond dispute <your choice of college could determine the rest of your life>
Near Antonyms confuse, muddle, muddy, unsettle

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