Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb determine

8 senses of determine

Sense 1
determine, find, find out, ascertain -- (establish 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")

Sense 2
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 3
determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

Sense 4
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit -- (decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 5
decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 6
determine -- (fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property")
       => specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate -- (determine the essential quality of)

Sense 7
settle, square off, square up, determine -- (settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument")
       => conclude, resolve -- (reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation)

Sense 8
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn -- (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")

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