verb (used with object), determined, determining.
to settle or decide (a dispute, question, etc.) by an authoritative or conclusive decision.
to conclude or ascertain, as after reasoning, observation, etc.
Geometry. to fix the position of.
to cause, affect, or control; fix or decide causally: Demand for a product usually determines supply.
to give direction or tendency to; impel.
Logic. to limit (a notion) by adding differentiating characteristics.
Chiefly Law. to put an end to; terminate.
to lead or bring (a person) to a decision.
to decide upon.
verb (used without object), determined, determining.
to come to a decision or resolution; decide.
Chiefly Law. to come to an end.

1325–75; Middle English determinen < Anglo-French, Old French determiner < Latin dētermināre, equivalent to dē- de- + termināre to bound, limit; see terminate

interdetermine, verb (used with object), interdetermined, interdetermining.
quasi-determine, verb, quasi-determined, quasi-determining.
redetermine, verb, redetermined, redetermining.
undetermining, adjective

1. resolve, adjust. See decide. 2. verify. 4. influence. 5. induce, lead, incline. Unabridged
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determine (dɪˈtɜːmɪn)
1.  to settle or decide (an argument, question, etc) conclusively, as by referring to an authority
2.  (tr) to ascertain or conclude, esp after observation or consideration
3.  (tr) to shape or influence; give direction to: experience often determines ability
4.  (tr) to fix in scope, extent, variety, etc: the river determined the edge of the property
5.  to make or cause to make a decision: he determined never to marry
6.  (tr) logic to define or limit (a notion) by adding or requiring certain features or characteristics
7.  (tr) geometry to fix or specify the position, form, or configuration of: two points determine a line
8.  chiefly law to come or bring to an end, as an estate or interest in land
9.  (tr) to decide (a legal action or dispute)
[C14: from Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre to set boundaries to, from de- + termināre to limit; see terminate]

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Government playing its role effectively is often the key deciding factor in
  determining innovation success and productivity.
The puzzle's solution lies in determining the number of ways the pieces can be
  arranged back into a square.
Others monitored variable stars useful in determining the distances of star
  clusters and galaxies.
The will is conceived as a faculty of determining oneself to action in
  accordance with the conception of certain laws.
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