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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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bite the dust

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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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Synonym Discussion of determine

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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