Determine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈtɜːrmɪn|  American pronunciation of the word determine
Brit.  |dɪˈtəːmɪn|  British pronunciation of the word determine
- establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study (syn: ascertain, find, find out)
- shape or influence; give direction to (syn: influence, mold, regulate, shape)
- fix conclusively or authoritatively (syn: set)
- decide upon or fix definitely (syn: define, fix, limit, set, specify)
- reach, make, or come to a decision about something (syn: decide)
- fix in scope; fix the boundaries of
- settle conclusively; come to terms (syn: settle, square off, square up)
- find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort (syn: ascertain, check, find out, learn, see, watch)


The new policy will be determined by a special committee.

The demand for a product determines its price.

He believes that one's personality is determined mostly by genetics.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

They are unable to accurately determine the ship's position at this time.

Scholars have determined that the book was written in the late 16th century.

I am trying to determine what happened and when.

They are determining if they should stay.

They determined to leave immediately.

The court determined that the taxpayer was not entitled to a refund.

We determined to leave / on leaving early in the morning.

I determined upon an independent course of action.

I determined I should have one look through the cabin window.

Demand determines the price.

It only determines the action of chemical force.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: determine
he/she/it: determines
present participle: determining
past tense: determined
past participle: determined
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