1. establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

Similar word(s): ascertain, find

Definition categories: communication

2. shape or influence; give direction to

- experience often determines ability

Similar word(s): influence, mold, regulate, shape

Definition categories: cognition, cause, do, make

3. fix conclusively or authoritatively

Similar word(s): set

Definition categories: cognition

4. decide upon or fix definitely

Similar word(s): define, fix, limit, set, specify

Definition categories: communication, choose, select, take

5. reach, make, or come to a decision about something

Similar word(s): decide

Definition categories: cognition

6. fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

- the tree determines the border of the property

Definition categories: cognition, define, delimit, delimitate, delineate, specify

7. settle conclusively; come to terms

Similar word(s): settle

Definition categories: communication, conclude, resolve

8. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

Similar word(s): ascertain, check, learn, see, watch

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with determine as a verb:

- Someone else's will determined me to this course.

- The court has determined the cause.

- The news of his father's illness determined him to depart immediately.