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determine

verb  us   /dɪˈtɜr·mən/

determine verb (DECIDE)

to control or influence directly; to decide: [T] We should be allowed to determine our own future. [T] Eye color is genetically determined. [+ to infinitive] He determined to find out the real reason.

determine verb (DISCOVER)

[T] to find out or make certain facts or information: The police never actually determined the cause of death. [+ question word] I can’t determine why your phone isn’t working. [+ that clause] The investigation determined that the death was accidental.
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