2011년 9월 22일 목요일

Dic: determine (one of its meanings)

  • The investigation will determine what really happened.
  • Testing needs to be done to determine the long-term effects on humans.
  • Science has determined that the risk is very small.
  • The tests determined it was in fact cancer.

2. VERB
To determine a fact means to discover it as a result of investigation.[ FORMAL ] (= identify)

2. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation.

2. to find out the facts about (something).

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Synonyms: discover, ascertain, determine, learn

These verbs mean to gain knowledge or awareness of something not known before:
  • discovered a star in a distant galaxy;
  • ascertaining the facts;
  • tried to determine the origins of the problem;
  • learned the sad news from the radio.
Aug. 21, 2009
..... Cobuild, The American Heritage, Collins Essential,

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