1. [ verb ] after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
Synonyms: find find_out ascertain

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

Related terms: count situate gauge refract translate redetermine sequence admeasure rectify discover decision determination
2. [ verb ] shape or influence; give direction to
Synonyms: shape influence regulate mold

"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

Related terms: cause dispose time reshape predetermine carry_weight decide pace indispose miscreate pace index form influence determinant shape regulation
3. [ verb ] fix conclusively or authoritatively
Synonyms: set

"set the rules"

Related terms: identify price detect value date filiate charge tax format initialize decision bent
4. [ verb ] decide upon or fix definitely
Synonyms: set fix specify limit

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

Related terms: choose define name reset quantify terminus_ad_quem determinant bent
5. [ verb ] reach, make, or come to a decision about something
Synonyms: decide make_up_one's_mind

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

Related terms: choose measure regulate rule purpose judge orient seal will decision decision_making debate deliberate
6. [ verb ] fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property
Related terms: specify pin_down determination
7. [ verb ] settle conclusively; come to terms
Synonyms: settle square_up square_off

"We finally settled the argument"

Related terms: conclude compromise clear mediate clinch concert settlement clincher
8. [ verb ] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Synonyms: see find_out ascertain watch learn check

"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"

Related terms: test see determination check
Similar spelling:   determiner