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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
determine (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to fix conclusively or authoritatively - determine national policy
b) to decide by judicial sentence - determine a plea
c) to settle or decide by choice of alternatives or possibilities - trying to determine the best time to go
d) - resolve she determined to do better
2.
a) to fix the form, position, or character of beforehand - ordain two points determine a straight line
b) to bring about as a result - regulate demand determines the price
3.
a) to fix the boundaries of
b) to limit in extent or scope
c) to put or set an end to - terminate determine an estate
4.
to find out or come to a decision about by investigation, reasoning, or calculation - determine the answer to the problem determine a position at sea
5.
intransitive verb
to bring about the of - determination determine the fate of a cell
1.
to come to a decision
2.
to come to an end or become void decide, discover
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
determine (verb)
1.
to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute)
SYNONIMS:
adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, decide, determine, referee, rule (on), settle, umpire
RELATED WORDS:
consider, deem, deliberate, hear, ponder, weigh; size up; mediate, moderate, negotiate; prosecute, try; find (for against); conclude, resolve; redetermine, rejudge
NEAR ANTONYMS:
equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, skirt
determine (verb)
2.
to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration
SYNONIMS:
choose, conclude, determine, figure, name, opt, resolve, settle (on upon)
RELATED WORDS:
decree, rule; cull, elect, handpick, pick, prefer, select, single (out); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, find, judge, referee, rule (on), umpire; chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull (over), ponder, question, ruminate, study, think (about over), weigh
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver
determine (verb)
3.
to come upon after searching, study, or effort
SYNONIMS:
ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on upon), hunt (down up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
RELATED WORDS:
espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for out), seek
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lose, mislay, misplace, misset
miss, overlook, pass over
determine (verb)
4.
to come to an end
SYNONIMS:
break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)
RELATED WORDS:
desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [], knock off, pack (up in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
NEAR ANTONYMS:
draw out, extend, prolong, protract
continue, hang on, persist
determine (verb)
5.
to make final, definite, or beyond dispute
SYNONIMS:
decide, determine, nail, settle
RELATED WORDS:
demonstrate, establish, nail (down), prove, show; affirm, assure, ensure, insure, secure; define, specify, state, stipulate; clarify, clear (up), illuminate; conclude, end, finish
NEAR ANTONYMS:
confuse, muddle, muddy, unsettle
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