determine

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determine(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to ascertain or to delineate)
a. determinar
The school board determined the best way to distribute the funds to all the programs the school offered.El consejo escolar determinó la mejor manera de distribuir los fondos a todos los programas que la escuela ofrecía.
b. establecer
The CEO and all the company managers determined the changes they would make to the company's mission statement.El director general y todos los directivos de la empresa establecieron los cambios que harían en la declaración de objetivos de la empresa.
c. definir
These two boundary stones determine the area of our property.Estos dos mojones definen el área de nuestra propiedad.
d. fijar (date or price)
Taking inflation into account, what would be the best way to determine the new prices?Tomando la inflación en cuenta, ¿cuál sería el mejor método para fijar los nuevos precios?
2. (to influence the outcome of)
a. determinar
Whether or not you participate in charitable organizations should not determine if you get the job.El que participes en organizaciones caritativas o no lo hagas no debe determinar si consigues el puesto.
b. decidir
Their rolls of the dice determined the order in which they would play.Tirando los dados decidieron el orden en el que jugarían.
c. condicionar
Aside from education, there is a number of external factors that can determine someone's reading ability.Además de la educación, hay un número de factores externos que puede condicionar la capacidad de lectura de una persona.
3. (to cause to resolve to)
a. hacer decidirse a
The birth of his new child determined him to quit smoking.El nacimiento de su nuevo hijo lo hizo decidirse a dejar de fumar.
4. (to settle)
a. decidir
The couple had to go to court to determine the matter, because they were so upset with each other.La pareja tuvo que ir a la corte para decidir el asunto porque estaban muy enojados el uno con el otro.
b. resolver
We cannot move forward in the planning process until these minor issues are determined.No podemos continuar con el proceso de planificación hasta que estos problemas menores se resuelvan.
5. (to decide on; used with "to")
a. decidir
After seeing photos of myself at the wedding, I determined to exercise more.Después de ver fotos de mí en la boda, me decidí a hacer más ejercicio.
b. determinar
When my parents threatened to kick me out of the house, I finally determined to find a job.Cuando mis padres me amenazaron con echarme de casa, por fin determiné que tenía que buscar trabajo.
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determine
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (decide)
a. decidir, resolver
to determine to do somethingtomar la determinación de hacer algo
2. (cause, date)
a. determinar
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determine [dɪˈtɜːmɪn]
transitive verb
1 (ascertain, define) [+cause, meaning] determinar; [+price, date] fijar; determinar; [+scope, limits, boundary] definir; determinar
to determine what is to be done determinar or decidir lo que hay que hacer; to determine whether sth is true determinar si algo es verdad
2 (be the deciding factor in) [+fate, character] determinar
demand determines supply la demanda determina la oferta; to be determined by depender de
3 (make determined)
to determine sb to do sth hacer que algn se decida a hacer algo; this determined him to go esto hizo que se decidiera a ir
4 (resolve)
to determine to do sth decidir hacer algo; determinar hacer algo
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