DETERMINE, v.t. L., to bound; a boundary or limit. Gr. See Term.
1. To end; particularly, to end by the decision or conclusion of a cause, or of a doubtful or controverted point; applicable to the decisions of the mind, or to judicial decisions. We say, I had determined this question in my own mind; the court has determined the cause.
2. To end and fix; to settle ultimately; as, this event determined his fate.
3. To fix on; to settle or establish; as, to determine the proper season for planting seeds.
God--hath determined the times before appointed. Acts 17.
4. To end; to limit; to bound; to confine. Yonder hill determines our view. Knowledge is determined by the sight.
5. To give a direction to; to influence the choice; that is, to limit to a particular purpose or direction; as, this circumstance determined him to the study of law. Also, to give a direction to material bodies in their course; as, impulse may determine a moving body to this or that point.
6. To resolve, that is, to end or settle a point in the mind, as in Definition first.
I determined this with myself. 2 Corinthians 2.
Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus. Acts 20.
7. To destroy. Not used.
8. To put an end to; as, to determine a will.
9. To settle or ascertain, as something uncertain.
The character of the soul is determined by the character of its God.
1. To resolve; to conclude; to come to a decision.
He shall pay as the judges determine. Exodus 21.
It is indifferent how the learned shall determine concerning this matter.
2. To end; to terminate. The danger determined by the death of the conspirators. Revolutions often determine in setting up tyranny at home, or in conquest from abroad.
Some estates may determine, on future contingencies.