determine


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

determine

verb adjudge, adjudicate, arrive at a connlusion, ascertain, award, bring in a verdict, bring to an end, bring to justice, choose, come to a conclusion, come to a decision, come to a determination, conclude, constituere, decernere, decide, decide upon, declare, decree, decree by judicial authority, deduce, delimit, deeiver judgment, direct, draw a conclusion, end by a deciiion, estimate, exercise the judgment, find, fix upon, form a judgment, form a resolution, give a ruling, give an opinnon, give judgment, hold, infer, interpret, judge, limit, make a decision, make a resolution, make one's choice, make terms, make up one's mind, opine, pass an opinion, pass judgment, pass sentence, prescribe punishment, pronounce a judgment, pronounce guilty, reckon, referee, regulate, remain firm, resolve, rule, seal, seal the doom of, settle, settle in one's mind, settle upon, sit in judgment, statuere, stipulate, take a decisive step, utter juuicial sentence against, weigh, will
Associated concepts: determine the nature of the loss, finally determined, legally determine the rights of the parties to an action
See also: adjudge, adjudicate, appraise, arbitrate, arrange, ascertain, assess, award, calculate, call, choose, circumscribe, command, complete, comprehend, conclude, constitute, construe, decide, deduce, deduct, deem, define, delimit, delineate, demarcate, designate, detect, discover, dispose, elucidate, establish, fix, gauge, hold, identify, judge, manage, opine, pass, pass judgment, postulate, predominate, program, pronounce, rate, regulate, resolve, rule, select, sentence, settle, title
References in classic literature ?
There were a great many skiffs rowing about or floating with the stream in the neighborhood of the ferryboat, but the boys could not determine what the men in them were doing.
After much thinking, she could determine on nothing better, than Harriet's returning the visit; but in a way that, if they had understanding, should convince them that it was to be only a formal acquaintance.
No difficulty arose on either side in the agreement; and she waited only for the disposal of her effects at Norland, and to determine her future household, before she set off for the west; and this, as she was exceedingly rapid in the performance of everything that interested her, was soon done.
The roof has been kept whole hitherto; but as the clergyman's stipend is only twenty pounds per annum, and a house with two rooms, threatening speedily to determine into one, no clergyman will undertake the duties of pastor: especially as it is currently reported that his flock would rather let him starve than increase the living by one penny from their own pockets.
I took that occasion to put my arm round Em'ly's waist, and propose that as I was going away so very soon now, we should determine to be very affectionate to one another, and very happy, all day.
What particular fault will suit a particular unknown girl is obviously as difficult to determine as in what colours she will look her best.
Let us hope, nevertheless,'' said the Prior, ``our company may determine you to travel thitherward; when the roads are so unsafe, the escort of Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert is not to be despised.
And which is the convenient end, seems, in my humble opinion to be left to every man's conscience, or at least in the power of the chief magistrate to determine.
There being no sun nor other heavenly bodies, it is impossible for us to determine the North in the usual way; but we have a method of our own.
Every Tragedy, therefore, must have six parts, which parts determine its quality--namely, Plot, Character, Diction, Thought, Spectacle, Song.
The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.
But whether any person is such by nature, and whether it is advantageous and just for any one to be a slave or no, or whether all slavery is contrary to nature, shall be considered hereafter; not that it is difficult to determine it upon general principles, or to understand it from matters of fact; for that some should govern, and others be governed, is not only necessary but useful, and from the hour of their birth some are marked out for those purposes, and others for the other, and there are many species of both sorts.