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 effortb :  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

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Origin and Etymology of determined

see determine



DETERMINED Defined for English Language Learners

determined

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adjective

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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