Definition of determined adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɜːmɪnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrmɪnd//
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  1. 1  [not before noun] determined (to do something) if you are determined to do something, you have made a firm decision to do it and you will not let anyone prevent you I'm determined to succeed.
  2. 2  showing a person’s determination to do something a determined effort to stop smoking The proposal had been dropped in the face of determined opposition.
  3. Extra examples His voice was grimly determined. The opposition to her plan made her more determined than ever. They were quite determined that he wasn’t going to do it. I made a determined effort to stop smoking. I’m determined to succeed. She’s a very determined young woman. The proposal had perished in the face of determined opposition.Idioms (North American English) very determined to do something I came here bound and determined to put the last 12 months behind me.
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