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
THE Philippine army has been fighting for two full months to take back control of the southern city of Marawi from a violent and determined coalition of jihadist groups.
But Les Terwilleger, a semi-professional sand sculptor, was determined to make the most of the mound.
Wednesday's meeting also revealed options that didn't make the cut, including a suggestion for a light rail line, which the task force determined would cost $4 billion.
Many, including most academics, insist that culture is itself determined by external conditions, but this is an oversimplification.
One subject was detained and later released after it was determined he was not involved.
Determined to see Carthage restored to its former glory, Hamilcar made his eldest son, Hannibal, swear lifelong enmity to the republic.
Cameron emerged from the meeting with his standing as board chairman, president and chief executive intact, but shareholders are determined to keep fighting for his ouster.
The tribunal, consisting of an attorney and two judges who did not work for the archdiocese, determined Vanderburgh should receive compensation of $21,600.67.
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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
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