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")

Antonyms of adj determined

5 senses of determined

Sense 1
determined -- (characterized by great determination; "a struggle against a determined enemy")

INDIRECT (VIA resolute) -> irresolute -- (uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute")

Sense 2
determined (vs. undetermined) -- (having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation)

undetermined (vs. determined) -- (not yet having been ascertained or determined; "of undetermined species")
        => unexplained -- (not explained; "accomplished by some unexplained process")

Sense 3
determined -- (devoting full strength and concentrated attention to; "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters")

INDIRECT (VIA stubborn) -> docile -- (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation")

Sense 4
determined, dictated, set -- (determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching")

INDIRECT (VIA settled) -> unsettled -- (still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind")

Sense 5
compulsive, determined, driven -- (strongly motivated to succeed)

INDIRECT (VIA ambitious) -> unambitious, ambitionless -- (having little desire for success or achievement)

Similarity of adj determined

5 senses of determined

Sense 1
determined -- (characterized by great determination; "a struggle against a determined enemy")
       => resolute (vs. irresolute) -- (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith")

Sense 2
determined (vs. undetermined) -- (having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation)
       => ascertained, discovered, observed -- (discovered or determined by scientific observation; "variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"; "the discovered behavior norms"; "discovered differences in achievement"; "no explanation for the observed phenomena")

Sense 3
determined -- (devoting full strength and concentrated attention to; "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters")
       => stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate -- (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

Sense 4
determined, dictated, set -- (determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching")
       => settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")

Sense 5
compulsive, determined, driven -- (strongly motivated to succeed)
       => ambitious (vs. unambitious) -- (having a strong desire for success or achievement)

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