determined determined  /dɪ ˈtɜr mənd/


  1. (adj) characterized by great determination
  2. (adj) having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
  3. (adj) devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
  4. (adj) determined or decided upon as by an authority
  5. (adj) strongly motivated to succeed



  1. But Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, says she is determined to use her power for good, not evil.
  2. He was then flown to a reunion with his father, and the Gonzalez family holed up in a Washington suburb while the courts determined Elian's fate.
  3. Chunky Charlotte Whitton is one of the best-known social workers in Canada; she is also one of the most determined women in the Dominion.


  1. No cause determined yet for fire at old MCI building

    Independence firefighters have not determined the cause of a fire that damaged the old Medical Center of Independence building Saturday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Examiner

  2. Delray could void trash hauler contract, consultants say

    A team of attorneys determined the city didn't follow proper rules when renewing a no-bid contract with Waste Management A team of consultants determined earlier last week that Delray Beach 's decision to renew a contract with its trash hauler last year without first putting it out to bid was against the rules.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Rescue group helps save dog, determined to change abuse laws

    It's the worst case of animal abuse the rescue group has seen, but they were determined to help save the dog. And now, they're determined to change the law.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WAVE 3 Louisville


  1. "I'll remember him as he was when I came to know him," Obama said, "his white hair flowing like a mane, his gait steady with a cane, determined to make the most of every last breath. The distinguished gentleman from West Virginia could be...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Montgomery County Courier

  2. "I am more determined than ever to succeed with the England team," said Capello. "Sir Dave Richards has called me to tell me everyone at The FA wants me to continue."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source: The Press Association

  3. "It is my duty to always protect our great state," Ms Palin said in a separate, pre-prepared statement released by her office. "With that in mind, my family and I determined that it is best to make a difference this summer, and I am willing...
    on Jul 3, 2009 By: Sarah Palin Source: Independent

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