Definition of determined
1 : having reached a decision : firmly resolved was determined to become a pilot is determined not to let it happen again
2a : showing determination a determined effortb : characterized by determination … will deter all but the most determined thief. — Security World
determinedlyplay \-mənd-lē, -mə-nəd-lē\ adverb
determinednessplay \-mənd-nəs\ noun
Examples of determined in a Sentence
We are making a determined effort to correct our mistakes.
his determined opponent would not be bluffed or shaken
Recent Examples of determined from the Web
But with the oil-rich country’s economic collapse worse than ever and Maduro seeking to further tighten his grip on power, protesters appear more determined this time.
But Erin and Matt are determined to not let Jay's death define his life, or theirs.
Earlier information that a child had suffered an injury that was not a gunshot but might be related to the shooting was determined not to be the case, according to police.
Where are the determined internal voices for getting this right?
Their 39-year-old son, who had been visiting his parents that day, was quickly determined to be a suspect.
The MS-21, which is also often referred to using the Cyrillic alphabet as MC-21, is Russia’s first post-Soviet airliner and represents a determined effort to regain the country’s standing as a center of aerospace engineering prowess.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Police took over the investigation of the death after it was determined that victim had jumped from a bridge.
Arguably, President Richard M. Nixon’s abandonment of the gold standard and the transition to market-determined currency exchange rates had more to do with plunging stock prices than his crumbling presidency.
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Origin and Etymology of determined
First Known Use: 1513
DETERMINED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of determined for English Language Learners
: having a strong feeling that you are going to do something and that you will not allow anyone or anything to stop you
: not weak or uncertain : having or showing determination to do something
DETERMINED Defined for Kids
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