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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.

2. (v. t.) To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.

3. (v. t.) To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.

4. (v. t.) To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.

5. (v. t.) To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.

6. (v. t.) To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.

7. (v. t.) To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.

8. (v. t.) To define or limit by adding a differentia.

9. (v. t.) To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.

10. (v. i.) To come to an end; to end; to terminate.

11. (v. i.) To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often with on.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(1) "To resolve," "decide." This is the primary meaning of the word and it is also the one that is the most common. In the New Testament the Greek word krino, is translated "determine," and it has the above meaning (Acts 20:16; Acts 25:25 1 Corinthians 2:2). The word occurs frequently in the Old Testament with this meaning (see Exodus 21:22 1 Samuel 20:7, 9, 33).

(2) "To decree," "ordain," "mark out." The Greek word that is rendered "determine" with this meaning is horizo. See DETERMINATE.

The Hebrew term charats is translated "determine" with the above meaning; as "his days are determined" (Job 14:5); "a destruction is determined" (Isaiah 10:22); "desolations are determined" (Daniel 9:26). The Hebrew term mishpaT, which means "judgment" or "sentence," is translated "determination" in Zephaniah 3:8.

A. W. Fortune.

3724. horizo -- to mark off by boundaries, to determine
... to mark off by boundaries, to determine. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: horizo
Phonetic Spelling: (hor-id'-zo) Short Definition: I define, determine ...
// - 8k

1231. diaginosko -- to distinguish, to determine
... to distinguish, to determine. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diaginosko Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-ag-in-o'-sko) Short Definition: I know accurately, examine ...
// - 7k

4400. procheirizo -- to put into the hand, to take into one's hand ...
... to put into the hand, to take into one's hand, hence to determine. Part of Speech:
Verb Transliteration: procheirizo Phonetic Spelling: (prokh-i-rid'-zom-ahee ...
// - 7k

1011. bouleuo -- to take counsel, deliberate
... Verb Transliteration: bouleuo Phonetic Spelling: (bool-yoo'-o) Short Definition:
I deliberate, take counsel Definition: I deliberate, take counsel, determine. ...
// - 6k

4309. proorizo -- to predetermine, foreordain
... 4309 (from 4253 , "before" and 3724 , "establish boundaries, limits") --
properly, , pre-determine limits (boundaries) predestine. ...
// - 7k

2919. krino -- to judge, decide
... to judge, decide NASB Word Usage act as...judge (1), concluded (1), condemn (1),
condemning (1), considered (1), decided (8), determine (1), determined (2), go ...
// - 11k

5021. tasso -- to draw up in order, arrange
... Speech: Verb Transliteration: tasso Phonetic Spelling: (tas'-so) Short Definition:
I assign, arrange Definition: (a) I assign, arrange, (b) I determine; mid: I ...
// - 7k

4388. protithemi -- to set before, ie propose
... protithemi Phonetic Spelling: (prot-ith'-em-ahee) Short Definition: I purpose, design
beforehand Definition: I purpose, design beforehand, determine. ...
// - 7k

1956. epiluo -- to loose, to solve
... determine, expound. From epi and luo; to solve further, ie (figuratively) to explain,
decide -- determine, expound. see GREEK epi. see GREEK luo. ...
// - 7k

2975. lagchano -- to obtain by lot
... A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is only used as an alternate in certain
tenses; to lot, ie Determine (by implication, receive) especially by lot ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
2852. chathak -- to divide, determine
... chathak. 2853 . to divide, determine. Transliteration: chathak Phonetic Spelling:
(khaw-thak') Short Definition: decreed. Word Origin a prim. ... determine. ...
/hebrew/2852.htm - 5k

1505. gezar -- to cut, determine
... 1504, 1505. gezar. 1506 . to cut, determine. Transliteration: gezar Phonetic
Spelling: (ghez-ar') Short Definition: diviners. Word ...
/hebrew/1505.htm - 6k

2974. yaal -- to show willingness, be pleased, determine ...
... to show willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake (to do anything). Transliteration:
yaal Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-al') Short Definition: willing. ...
/hebrew/2974.htm - 6k

3289. yaats -- to advise, counsel
... advertise, take advise, advise well, consult, give, take counsel, determine,
devise,. A primitive root; to advise; reflexively, to ...
/hebrew/3289.htm - 6k

2782. charats -- to cut, sharpen, decide
... bestir self, decide, decree, determine, maim, move. A primitive root; properly,
to point sharply, ie (literally) to wound; figuratively ...
/hebrew/2782.htm - 6k

3615. kalah -- to be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished ...
... accomplish, cease, consume away, determine, destroy utterly. A primitive
root; to end, whether intransitive (to cease, be finished ...
/hebrew/3615.htm - 7k

7760. sum -- to put, place, set
... bring (1), brought (1), care* (2), changes (2), charge* (1), charged (1), charges
(2), consider (4), consider* (6), considered* (2), determine* (1), determined ...
/hebrew/7760.htm - 7k

3820. leb -- inner man, mind, will, heart
... 1), completely* (1), concern* (1), concerned* (1), conscience (1), consider* (2),
considered* (2), courage (1), decided* (1), determine* (1), discouraged* (1 ...
/hebrew/3820.htm - 7k

7080. qasam -- to practice divination
... A primitive root; properly, to distribute, ie Determine by lot or magical scroll;
by implication, to divine -- divine(-r, -ation), prudent, soothsayer, use ...
/hebrew/7080.htm - 6k

559. amar -- to utter, say
... avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give)
command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly ...
/hebrew/559.htm - 7k


Now it is a Matter of Importance to Determine what Style Should be ...
... Book 4 Chapter 52. Now it is a matter of importance to determine what style
should be alternated´┐Ż 52. Now it is a matter of importance ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 52 now it is.htm

Bishop Hosius Said: this Also Let Your Sagacity Determine...
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. Canon VIII. Bishop Hosius said: This also
let your sagacity determine´┐Ż (Greek.) Bishop Hosius said ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon viii bishop hosius said .htm

Whether it is Reasonable in the Platonists to Determine that the ...
... Chapter 16."Whether It is Reasonable in the Platonists to Determine that the Celestial
Gods Decline Contact with Earthly Things and Intercourse with Men, Who ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 16 whether it is reasonable.htm

Of Agreement as to Tithe, Composition, Notice, &C.
... A notice too late to determine a composition from year to year, will not
serve for the succeeding year. Id.1321. A defendant may ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/2 of agreement as to.htm

Sanctification and Justification.
... Hence God's righteousness impresses us, first, with the fact of His authority over
us; that not we, but He must determine what is right, and how we ought to be ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/iii sanctification and justification.htm

Sanctification and Justification (Continued).
... Being. But only as Sovereign could He determine the right, maintain the violated
right, and execute righteousness upon the violater. ...
/.../the work of the holy spirit/iv sanctification and justification continued.htm

Our Status.
... And since a man does not determine his own status, but his sovereign or judge
determines it for him, the status of this clerk, altho innocent, is, from the ...
// work of the holy spirit/xxxi our status.htm

The Knowledge of Jesus Christ the Best Knowledge
... him crucified.". Secondly, Give some reasons why every Christian should
determine not to know any thing else. And. Thirdly, Conclude ...
/.../selected sermons of george whitefield/the knowledge of jesus christ.htm

The Ark of the House of Obed-Edom
... So, my brother, life is what you and I will to make it, and the events which befall
us are for our rising or our falling according as we determine they shall be ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the ark of the house.htm

Christ the Light of the World.
... All men have practical matters to determine which often greatly perplex them; they
must make a choice between one or other course of action that is possible. ...
/.../the expositors bible the gospel of st john vol i/xviii christ the light of.htm

Determine (13 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of;
to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly ...
/d/determine.htm - 13k

Judge (297 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated
causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for ...
/j/judge.htm - 46k

Define (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To determine or clearly exhibit the boundaries of; to mark the limits
of; as, to define the extent of a kingdom or country. ...
/d/define.htm - 7k

Will (64996 Occurrences)
... 6. (v.) Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine. ... 14. (vi) To
exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree. ...
/w/will.htm - 13k

Determinate (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (a.) Determined or resolved upon. 4. (a.) of determined purpose; resolute.
5. (vt) To bring to an end; to determine. See Determine. Int. ...
/d/determinate.htm - 8k

Find (1784 Occurrences)
... 9. (vt) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to
find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person ...
/f/find.htm - 8k

Resolve (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix;
to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event. ...
/r/resolve.htm - 9k

Decree (82 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict;
to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court ...
/d/decree.htm - 34k

... Our inquiry resolves itself into three parts: (1) to determine whether there be
discrepancies, of either or both sorts, in the Bible; (2) to obtain at least a ...
/d/discrepancies.htm - 20k

Decide (33 Occurrences)
... bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory
to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle ...
/d/decide.htm - 17k

Determine (13 Occurrences)

Acts 4:28
For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

Acts 23:15
Now therefore do ye with the council make a representation to the chiliarch so that he may bring him down to you, as about to determine more precisely what concerns him, and we, before he draws near, are ready to kill him.

Acts 24:22
But Felix, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, deferred them, saying, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will determine your matter.

Romans 14:13
Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.
(See NAS)

Exodus 12:4
and if the household is too little for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house shall take one according to the number of the souls; according to what everyone can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.
(See NIV)

Exodus 21:22
If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

Exodus 22:8
If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods.

Leviticus 27:18
But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain to the Year of Jubilee; and an abatement shall be made from your valuation.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 27:23
then the priest shall reckon to him the worth of your valuation up to the Year of Jubilee; and he shall give your valuation on that day, as a holy thing to Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Nehemiah 10:34
We cast lots, the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to our fathers' houses, at times appointed, year by year, to burn on the altar of Yahweh our God, as it is written in the law;
(See NIV)

Job 34:4
Let us choose for us that which is right. Let us know among ourselves what is good.
(See RSV)

Job 34:14
If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath,
(See NAS)

Job 38:33
Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? dost thou determine their rule over the earth?



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