- v. （使）下决心，（使）做出决定
- vt. 决定，确定；判定，判决；限定
- vi. 确定；决定；判决，终止；[主用于法律]了结，终止，结束
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de-, 向下。-term, 边界，界限，词源同term, terminal. 即划下界限，明确。
- determine:  The central meaning of determine is ‘fix a limit to’, as in ‘determine the scope of an enquiry’. It comes via Old French determiner from Latin dētermināre, a compound verb formed from the prefix dē- ‘off’ and termināre ‘limit’ (source of English terminate). Its connotations of ‘firm resolve’, a 17th-century development, came via an intermediate sense ‘come to a firm decision on’.
- determine (v.)
- mid-14c., "to come to an end," also "to settle, decide" (late 14c.), from Old French determiner (12c.) or directly from Latin determinare "to enclose, bound, set limits to," from de- "off" (see de-) + terminare "to mark the end or boundary," from terminus "end, limit" (see terminus). Sense of "coming to a firm decision" (to do something) is from mid-15c. Related: Determined; determining; determiner.
- 1. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.--Zig Ziglar
- 2. A debriefing would follow this operation, to determine where it went wrong.
- 3. An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
- 4. The Baltic people have a right to determine their own future.
- 5. Testing needs to be done to determine the long-term effects on humans.
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