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 for determine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Determine \De*ter"mine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Determined; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Determining.] [F. d['e]terminer, L.
     determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus
     limit. See Term.]
     1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
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              [God] hath determined the times before appointed.
                                                    --Acts xvii.
                                                    26.
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     2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit;
        to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
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              The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined
              by the view or sight.                 --Bacon.
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              Now, where is he that will not stay so long
              Till his friend sickness hath determined me? --Shak.
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     3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe
        imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
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              The character of the soul is determined by the
              character of its God.                 --J. Edwards.
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              Something divinely beautiful . . . that at some time
              or other might influence or even determine her
              course of life.                       --W. Black.
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     4. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a
        remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will
        determined me to this course.
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     5. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific
        character or name of; to assign to its true place in a
        system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered
        plant or its name.
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     6. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to
        settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as,
        the court has determined the cause.
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     7. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to
        cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as,
        this determined him to go immediately.
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     8. (Logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
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     9. (Physical Sciences) To ascertain the presence, quantity,
        or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine
        the salt in sea water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Determine \De*ter"mine\, v. i.
     1. To come to an end; to end; to terminate. [Obs.]
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              He who has vented a pernicious doctrine or published
              an ill book must know that his life determine not
              together.                             --South.
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              Estates may determine on future contingencies.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     2. To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often
        with on. "Determine on some course." --Shak.
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              He shall pay as the judges determine. --Ex. xxi. 22.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  determine
      v 1: 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" [syn: determine, find, find out, ascertain]
      2: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often
         determines ability"; "mold public opinion" [syn: determine,
         shape, mold, influence, regulate]
      3: fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules" [syn:
         determine, set]
      4: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify
         the parameters" [syn: specify, set, determine,
         define, fix, limit]
      5: reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We
         finally decided after lengthy deliberations" [syn: decide,
         make up one's mind, determine]
      6: fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the
         border of the property"
      7: settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the
         argument" [syn: settle, square off, square up,
         determine]
      8: 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"
         [syn: determine, check, find out, see, ascertain,
         watch, learn]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  236 Moby Thesaurus words for "determine":
     abort, act on, actuate, adjudge, advance, affect, afford proof of,
     aim, aim at, arbitrate, ascertain, aspire after, aspire to, assign,
     assure, be after, be informed, become acquainted with, bend, bias,
     bound, bring, bring home to, broaden the mind, call the shots,
     carry, catch on, cease, certify, choose, choose to, cinch,
     circle in, circumscribe, clear up, clinch, close, command,
     complete, conclude, condition, conduce to, contribute to, control,
     cram the mind, decide, decide upon, decree, define, delimit,
     delimitate, demarcate, demonstrate, denominate, design, designate,
     desire, destine, detect, determine upon, dictate, direct,
     directionize, discover, dismiss all doubt, dispose, draw, drive,
     drive at, enclose, end, engage, enlist, ensure, establish, fate,
     figure, find, find out, find out about, finish, finish up, fix,
     fix on, fix upon, follow, follow from, foreordain, forward,
     gain knowledge, get, get at, get hold of, get to do, go for,
     govern, guide, halt, harbor a design, have a case,
     have every intention, hear, hit, hold good, hold on, hold water,
     hunt down, impel, incline, indicate, induce, infer, influence,
     insure, intend, interest in, invent, judge, lay off, lead, lead to,
     learn, learn about, level at, limit, load the mind, locate, lure,
     make a decision, make certain, make good, make no doubt,
     make no mistake, make out, make sure, make sure of, mark,
     mark boundaries, mark off, mark out, mark the periphery, mean,
     measure, mention, move, nail down, name, order, perorate, persuade,
     pick out, pick up information, pin down, plan, point, point at,
     point out, point to, predetermine, predispose, preordain, present,
     procure, project, prompt, propose, prove, prove to be, prove true,
     purport, purpose, reassure, rediscover, redound to, regulate,
     remove all doubt, resolve, rope off, rule, run down, run to earth,
     scrap, scratch, seal, see, see fit, see that, see to it, select,
     set, set at rest, set the limit, settle, settle on,
     settle the matter, settle upon, shape, show, sight on, signify,
     sort out, specialize, specify, stake out, state, stipulate, stop,
     strike, subserve, surround, sway, take a decision,
     take a resolution, tempt, terminate, think, think fit, think good,
     think proper, trace, trace down, track down, train, train upon,
     tumble, turn, turn the scale, turn upon, ultimate, unearth, verify,
     wear the pants, will, wind up, wish, wrap up
  
  

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