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Word Example of - determine

    Example Sentences for determine

    What is it that makes it so hard sometimes to determine whither we will walk?

    And both these determine to a large extent its business operations.

    After all, it is often the dreams of the youth which determine the career of the man, he reflected.

    Then the question arises, How do you determine what facts are material?

    The motives that determine the selection of the site are twofold.

    Are there any lines in the picture which help us to determine distance?

    I asked, for it seemed hardly possible to determine where a wheeled vehicle had stopped.

    How he obtained his living, it would have been difficult to determine.

    I did determine not to have dedicated my play to anybody, because forty shillings I care not for!

    "I can't prevent your marrying any one you determine to marry, Cynthia," he said.

Word Origin & History of - determine

    Word Origin & History

    determine late 14c., "to come to an end," also "to settle, decide," from O.Fr. determiner (12c.), from L. determinare "set limits to," from de- "off" + terminare "to mark the end or boundary," from terminus "end, limit." Sense of "coming to a firm decision" (to do something) is from mid-15c. Related: Determiner.

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