Definition of determined in English:

determined

adjective

  • 1Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it:

    [with infinitive] ‘Alina was determined to be heard’
    • ‘So we were all really determined that the politics of the strike, of that working class community at the time, should be central to the musical.’
    • ‘I became very determined that the birth of my child was going to be a gentle affair, not a hospital sideshow.’
    • ‘And this also makes me the more desirous to read him and the more determined that I will not.’
    • ‘Tough times did not diminish their idealism but made them even more determined that to transform lives you have to transform society.’
    • ‘I am just so angry and determined that we will get justice for James and the others.’
    • ‘The brutal assault on Patsy Kehoe has left the man shaken but determined that he will not be put out of his home by thugs.’
    • ‘Manley was also determined that every adult should have the right to vote and not just the property owners and taxpayers.’
    • ‘No, if I'm to enter SYTYF and risk the derision that may entail, I'm determined that it be for a nobler cause.’
    • ‘Following last year's cancellation, the organisers are even more determined that it should be a superb three days.’
    • ‘He returned from England in 1991 determined that his village would have a proper school to offer education to the children.’
    • ‘Your husband seems determined that the third shall also incur some misfortune by refusing to make me the Compensation which he once promised.’
    • ‘I don't normally make New Year Resolutions, but I'm determined that 2004 is going to see me pass the 50 mark.’
    • ‘After tasting the Ashes atmosphere at Lord's yesterday I'm more determined that ever to play a home Test for England.’
    • ‘He soon finds himself caught between the moguls of the textile industry and the trade unions, all equally determined that his invention never sees the light of day.’
    • ‘The other part of me was still doggedly determined that whatever it was that made Mary so different, so fragile, it was not my fault.’
    • ‘It was very unpleasant but I'm completely determined that people should be able to live in peace.’
    • ‘Which made him all the more determined that there would be no repetition at Celtic.’
    • ‘He returned home disillusioned, but determined that he would never lose another race under any circumstances.’
    • ‘There is so much we don't know about September 11, and the government seems determined that we should continue not to know.’
    • ‘I was getting really determined that I would hit the ball before we stopped playing.’
    intent on, bent on, set on, dead set on, insistent on, fixed on, resolved on, resolved to, firm about, committed to, hell-bent on
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    1. 1.1 Possessing or displaying resolve:
      ‘Helen was a determined little girl’
      ‘a determined effort to reduce inflation’
      • ‘They simply ripped them limb from limb in the second half with a ferociously determined and hungry display which left Cork begging for mercy.’
      • ‘The blue shirts, who dominated the game in the past in the local fraternity are making a determined effort to revive the game.’
      • ‘Despite a strong and determined second half effort, the Warriors lost the game, 70-61.’
      • ‘I'd hope for some real action on marijuana laws, and a determined effort to regain our energy sovereignty.’
      • ‘The new investment policies have been a determined effort in this direction.’
      • ‘There is no amount of forces, no amount of money that can protect them at the end of the day if there is a determined effort or if there's inside help.’
      • ‘The host club are still involved in the Kildare senior championship and are making a determined effort for honours.’
      • ‘In the US and UK, meantime, determined and successful efforts have been made to extend the term of copyright.’
      • ‘Legitimacy involves not only genuine adherence to international rules, but also a determined effort to win hearts and minds throughout the world.’
      • ‘Certainly the final score does no justice to a determined display.’
      • ‘Connacht survived a determined Beziers display to squeeze into the second round of the Parker Pen Challenge Cup despite defeat in Galway.’
      • ‘One of the reasons that the conference has grown so rapidly is the determined efforts of the student volunteers who put it on.’
      • ‘We were well aware before the conflict began of the determined efforts made by the regime to dismantle the weapons, to hide them.’
      • ‘But as the two men emerged from the White House they displayed a determined sense of unity.’
      • ‘He said he had made consistent and determined efforts to resolve the matter and had visited the workers on a number of occasions to lend his support.’
      • ‘This ensured compliance in most middle class districts but provoked determined resistance in working class suburbs such as Blanchardstown.’
      • ‘This proved to be an excellent motivator for the team in terms of spurring them on to deliver a focused and determined team effort.’
      • ‘Now, Union armies are massing in Eastern Tennessee in a determined effort to cut the South in two.’
      • ‘We here at the Sunday Herald sports desk, in a determined effort to get to the bottom of this, extended the quest for the answer to some of the leading lights in the Scottish game.’
      • ‘Still, he paid a handsome enough dividend for the place and it was a gutsy determined effort on the part of the horse and rider Fran Flood.’
      resolute, full of determination, purposeful, purposive, resolved, decided, adamant, single-minded, firm, unswerving, unswervable, unwavering, undaunted, fixed, set, intent, insistent
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Pronunciation:

determined

/dɪˈtəːmɪnd/