determinar
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determinar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fix)
a. to determine
El tipo de cambio está determinado por la oferta y la demanda de divisas.The exchange rate is determined by the supply of and demand for currency.
2. (to ascertain)
a. to establish
Los investigadores están tratando de determinar quién fue el verdadero autor de la obra.Researchers are trying to establish who really painted the picture.
b. to determine
Un médico forense examinó el cadáver y determinó la causa de la muerte.A forensic scientist examined the body and determined the cause of death.
c. to assess
El gobierno encargó un estudio para determinar el impacto de las migraciones sobre el país.The government has commissioned a study to assess the impact of migration on the country.
3. (to take a decision on)
a. to decide
Todavía no hemos determinado dónde iremos de vacaciones este año.Still we haven't decided where we'll go on vacation this year.
4. (law)
a. to state
El contrato determina que el empleado avisará con quince días de antelación antes de abandonar su empleo.The contract states that employees must give two weeks' notice before leaving their job.
5. (to be the cause of)
a. to cause
Sigo sin saber qué determinó la salida de Stella del equipo de baloncesto.I still don't know what caused Stella to leave the basketball team.
b. to bring about
Fue aquel juicio el que determinó la ruina del político.It was that court case that brought about the poitician's downfall.
determinarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to make a decision)
a. to make up one's mind
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No consigo determinarme por qué hotel me gusta más.I can't make up my mind about which hotel I like the most.
b. to decide
Juan se determinó a invitar a salir a Leticia tras mucho tiempo dudando.After much wavering, Juan decided to ask Leticia out.
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determinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (fijar; fecha, precio)
a. to settle, to fix
2. (lugar)
a. to decide
3. (averiguar)
a. to establish, to determine
determinar las causas de la muerteto establish o determine the cause of death
4. (motivar)
a. to cause, to bring about
aquello determinó su dimisiónthat caused him to resign
5. (decidir)
a. to decide
determinar hacer algoto decide to do something
6. (distinguir)
a. to distinguish, to discern
no pude determinar quién eraI couldn't make out who he was
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
determinarse a hacer algoto make up one's mind to do something
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determinar
transitive verb
1 (establecer) to determine
el gobierno ha determinado el precio de la gasolina
el gen que determina el color de los ojos the gene which determines eye colour; determinaron un precio tras largas negociaciones after lengthy negotiations they determined o fixed a price
la hora está aún por determinar es mi deber determinar el destino de los fondos este acontecimiento determinaría el futuro de España su decisión determinó la forma que tomaría el proyecto las experiencias infantiles determinan la personalidad
"precio por determinar" "price to be agreed"; determinar el rumbo (Aeronáutica) (Náutica) to set a course
habrá que determinar las competencias del presidente
el reglamento determina que ... the rule lays down o states that ...
2 (averiguar) [+peso, volumen, causa] to determine; [+daños] to assess
la policía logró determinar la verdad del asunto the police succeeded in determining the truth of the matter
determina el volumen de la figura geométrica el forense determinó qué sustancias había injerido la radiografía determinó que no había fractura
3 (motivar) to bring about; cause
aquello determinó la caída del gobierno that brought about o caused the fall of the government
4 (decidir) to decide
determinaron asignarle más fondos al proyecto they decided to allocate more funds to the project; esto la determinó a continuar sus estudios this decided her to continue with her studies
sus palabras la determinaron a vender la casa
5 (Lingüística) to determine
el artículo y el demostrativo determinan al nombre
pronominal verb
determinarse (decidirse) to decide; make up one's mind
debe determinarse por un médico u otro you must decide on one doctor or another; determinarse a hacer algo to determine to do sth; decide to do sth
finalmente, se determinó a presentarse a candidato
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determinar el sexo
to determine the sex
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