- Bible Reference: Exodus 21:22
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: No
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: No
DETERMINE, verb transitive [Latin , 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 17:26.
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 2:1.
Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus. Acts 20:16.
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.
DETERMINE, verb intransitive
1. To resolve; to conclude; to come to a decision.
He shall pay as the judges determine Exodus 21:22.
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.
DETERMINED, participle passive
1. Ended; concluded; decided; limited; fixed; settled; resolved; directed.
2. adjective Having a firm or fixed purpose, as a determined man; or manifesting a firm resolution, as a determined countenance.