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
Many, including most academics, insist that culture is itself determined by external conditions, but this is an oversimplification.
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 Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that new Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard is determined to complete a George trade either before or coinciding with Thursday's draft.
My team was determined to have me try Spam Musubi, a sushi-style way of enjoying Spam where the meat is crisped, spiced or sauced and then placed between sticky rice and crispy nori.
One thing's for certain: Even with Mueller's team working in silence, declining to discuss or confirm the most basic details, Trump's team is determined to make his case in public.
New York needs him late in games, and Girardi was determined to use his flame-throwing closer regardless of the situation to immediately get him back in major league action.
Maudie Sally Hawkins portrays Maud Lewis in the Sony Pictures Classics biopic, depicting the true story of an unlikely romance between recluse Everett Lewis who hires a fragile yet determined woman named to be his housekeeper.
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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
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