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determines

verb , present tense third-person singular of 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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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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