- verb1 discover the facts about sthADVERB▪ exactly, precisely▪
We need a detailed investigation to determine exactly why these cancers are occurring.▪ reliably▪ conclusively, definitively▪ unambiguously▪ objectivelyVERB + DETERMINE▪ try to▪ be used to, help to▪
Computer models help to determine whether a particular area is likely to flood.▪ be easy to, be possible to▪ be difficult to, be impossible to▪
It is difficult to determine the exact cause of the illness.▪ be necessary to▪ be able to2 make sth happen in a particular wayADVERB▪ biologically, culturally, genetically▪
the debate about whether such attitudes are biologically or culturally determined▪ ultimately▪
a decision which would ultimately determine the fate of the project▪ directly▪
Reproductive success is directly determined by attractiveness to the female.▪ largely, mainly, primarily▪ partly▪ solely, uniquelyDetermine is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cause, ↑champion, ↑compensation, ↑composition, ↑concentration, ↑course, ↑degree, ↑density, ↑destiny, ↑diameter, ↑direction, ↑distance, ↑distribution, ↑duration, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑election, ↑extent, ↑fate, ↑feasibility, ↑frequency, ↑future, ↑guilt, ↑height, ↑identity, ↑impact, ↑incidence, ↑influence, ↑latitude, ↑level, ↑likelihood, ↑limit, ↑longitude, ↑magnitude, ↑meaning, ↑merit, ↑nature, ↑number, ↑outcome, ↑percentage, ↑policy, ↑position, ↑preference, ↑priority, ↑probability, ↑quality, ↑radioactivity, ↑rate, ↑ratio, ↑relationship, ↑rent, ↑requirement, ↑risk, ↑role, ↑scale, ↑scope, ↑severity, ↑sex, ↑shape, ↑significance, ↑size, ↑status, ↑success, ↑suitability, ↑threshold, ↑type, ↑usefulness, ↑validity, ↑value, ↑viability, ↑volume, ↑wage, ↑winner, ↑worth
Collocations dictionary. 2013.