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Overview of verb determine

The verb determine has 8 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (107) 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")

2. (21) determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate

(shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")

3. (18) determine, set

(fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

4. (11) specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit

(decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")

5. (9) decide, make up one's mind, determine

(reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

6. (7) determine

(fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property")

7. (1) settle, square off, square up, determine

(settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument")

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")

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