Definitions of determine

  1. To decide; to end.
  2. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
  3. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
  4. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
  5. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.
  6. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.
  7. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.
  8. To define or limit by adding a differentia.
  9. To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.
  10. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; - with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.
  11. To fix or settle the bounds of; put an end to; restrict; decide; resolve; find out.
  12. To put terms or bounds to: to limit: to fix or settle the form or character of: to influence: to put an end to: to resolve on: to define.
  13. To fix; decide.
  14. To come to an end; to end; to terminate.
  15. To reach a decision.
  16. To resolve.
  17. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; " I want to see whether she speaks French"; " See whether it works"; " find out if he speaks Russian"; " Check whether the train leaves on time"
  18. after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; " find the product of two numbers"; " The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
  19. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; " We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
  20. fix conclusively or authoritatively; " set the rules"
  21. fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property
  22. To decide; resolve; with on.
  23. To come to an end.
  24. To fix; to settle by mental or judicial decision; to fix on; to limit or bound; to give a direction to or influence the choice; to resolve; to put an end to; to settle or ascertain; to define.
  25. Determineness.
  26. Determinely.
  27. Determinable.