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Causing something to occur or be done in a particular way
“In a world of pre-IPOs and Internet start-ups, what do you feel is the determining factor for retaining employees, and more specific, retaining web designers?”
Present participle for to fix or shape the form or character of
“Your willingness to work hard will determine how successful you are in life.”
Present participle for to decide on
“We must now determine the best course of action moving forward.”
Present participle for to come to a judgement
“The boss will determine what your pay increase will be after your performance review.”
Present participle for to ascertain through analysis or investigation
“The detectives would determine that Steven was guilty after finding traces of the victim's DNA on his premises.”
Present participle for to measure the quantitative amount of something
“Could you use a measuring tape to determine the length and width of this cabinet?”
Present participle for to find out through making an inquiry
“Please determine if your brother will be coming home for dinner this evening.”
Present participle for to fix the scope or boundaries of
“The fence will determine the boundary of the property.”
Present participle for to forecast the future or the fate of something in advance
“He lived, as it were, under the shadow of some fatal curse which seemed to determine all his actions to failure.”
(rare, usually used in simple past form "determined") Present participle for to impel and direct towards an object or action
“His obvious weight gain would determine him to go on a diet.”
(archaic, obsolete) Present participle for to bring or come to an end
“Due to your heresy, your service to His Majesty will determine immediately.”
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