determined

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adjective de·ter·mined \-ˈtər-mənd\

Definition of determined

  1. 1 :  having reached a decision :  firmly resolved <was determined to become a pilot> <is determined not to let it happen again>

  2. 2a :  showing determination <a determined effort>b :  characterized by determination < … will deter all but the most determined thief. — Security World>

determinedly

play \-mənd-lē, -mə-nəd-lē\ adverb

determinedness

play \-mənd-nəs\ noun

Examples of determined in a sentence

  1. We are making a determined effort to correct our mistakes.

  2. <his determined opponent would not be bluffed or shaken>

Origin and Etymology of determined

see determine


First Known Use: 1513



DETERMINED Defined for English Language Learners

determined

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adjective de·ter·mined \-ˈtər-mənd\

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

determined

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adjective de·ter·mined \di-ˈtər-mənd\

Definition of determined for Students

  1. 1 :  free from doubt about doing something <He was determined to make it home.>

  2. 2 :  not weak or uncertain :  firm <She's making a determined effort.>



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