Definition of "determines" []

  • To settle or decide (an argument, question, etc) conclusively, as by referring to an authority (verb)
  • To ascertain or conclude, esp after observation or consideration (verb)
  • To shape or influence; give direction to (verb)
  • To fix in scope, extent, variety, etc (verb)
  • To make or cause to make a decision (verb)
  • To define or limit (a notion) by adding or requiring certain features or characteristics (verb)
  • To fix or specify the position, form, or configuration of (verb)
  • To come or bring to an end, as an estate or interest in land (verb)
  • To decide (a legal action or dispute) (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of determine. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "determines" in a sentence
  • "The Firefox extension can auto-detect, and auto-convert, any text on a page it determines is an actual article of some depth, or work as a click-to-convert button."
  • "Eumelanin determines the range from blonde to black."
  • "He argued that too often the postcode a child is born in determines where he or she ends up."