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determine

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1 to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute)
  • a three-member panel will determine the case

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2 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration
  • trying to determine which direction we were facing

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3 to come upon after searching, study, or effort
  • we failed to determine the answer to the riddle

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4 to come to an end
  • your participation in the savings plan determines with the termination of your employment here

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5 to make final, definite, or beyond dispute
  • your choice of college could determine the rest of your life

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decide, determine, settle, rule, resolve mean to come or cause to come to a conclusion. decide implies previous consideration of a matter causing doubt, wavering, debate, or controversy. she decided to sell her house determine implies fixing the identity, character, scope, or direction of something. determined the cause of the problem settle implies a decision reached by someone with power to end all dispute or uncertainty. the dean's decision settled the campus alcohol policy rule implies a determination by judicial or administrative authority. the judge ruled that the evidence was inadmissible resolve implies an expressed or clear decision or determination to do or refrain from doing something. he resolved to quit smoking

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The first known use of determine was in the 14th century

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“Determine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/determine. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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