Definition for determination

noun as in conclusion

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Courts don’t generally review the president’s determinations on questions of national security, Dempsey said before the case was filed.

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In making this determination, she’d relied exclusively on documents turned over to her by Cisterra.

For instance, a well-known system that categorizes seven basic emotions communicated by the same facial expressions in all cultures does not include expressions of pain and of the combination of determination and strain.

Belarusians are increasingly unable to tolerate the authoritarian tactics of Lukashenko and the determination to oust him is clear.

If they did, they’d have to recuse themselves, because the property owner could allege the “judge” had made a determination before he went to “trial.”

So where does this leave the millions of Palestinians—like my relatives—who dream of self-determination and a sovereign state?

They want more determination from authorities, a greater sense of direction, and they need more equipment.

But she respects grit and determination, in allies and opponents alike.

And then there is the shooting of Brown and the grand jury whose determination is awaited by the whole country.

“Very frequently what is referred to as ‘pain’ is actually a broader determination of quality of life,” he said.

He stamped his foot to the ground in vexation, and recurred to his original determination.

That it was his determination to hazard all things rather than chill the coalition.

On the threshold of my new work such encouragement greatly cheered me and increased my determination to do my best.

He was, however, a strong manly fellow, with a great deal of determination mingled with good humour.

The young artillery cadet had both determination and capacity and his early career foreshadowed his future success.


On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to determination, such as: assurance, boldness, bravery, conviction, courage, and decision.

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