determined

adjective

de·​ter·​mined di-ˈtər-mənd How to pronounce determined (audio)
dē-
1
: having reached a decision : firmly resolved
was determined to become a pilot
is determined not to let it happen again
2
a
: showing determination
a determined effort
b
: characterized by determination
… will deter all but the most determined thief.Security World
determinedly
di-ˈtər-mənd-lē How to pronounce determined (audio)
-mə-nəd-lē
dē-
adverb
determinedness 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 on the Web Despite overwhelming adversity, Jesus remained determined and unstoppable. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2024 Biden has broken the glass ceiling in becoming not just the oldest sitting president in history but one who is determined to serve another term. Michelle Etlin, Baltimore Sun, 9 July 2024 Starting with his very first election in 2017, Macron never seemed to recognize that many of his votes had come from those determined to deny the presidency to his far-right opponent. Cole Stangler, TIME, 8 July 2024 The country has seen this version of President Biden before, the grimly determined politician trying to project self-confidence, even cockiness. Dan Balz, Washington Post, 6 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for determined 

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Word History

Etymology

see determine

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of determined was in 1513

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Cite this Entry

“Determined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/determined. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

determined

adjective
de·​ter·​mined di-ˈtər-mənd How to pronounce determined (audio)
1
: having reached a decision : firmly resolved
determined to be a pilot
2
: not weak or uncertain
a very determined opponent
determinedly
-mən-dlē How to pronounce determined (audio)
-mə-nəd-lē
adverb

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