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déterminer

English translation of déterminer

determine

The French word 'déterminer' is used similarly to the English word 'determine'. It can be utilized in the context of making a decision after considering all possible choices and outcomes, identifying the nature or specifics of something, or causing something to occur in a particular way. Its use is common in formal spoken and written language.


Example sentences using: déterminer

Le juge doit déterminer si l'accusé est coupable ou non.

English translation of Le juge doit déterminer si l'accusé est coupable ou non.

The judge must determine whether the accused is guilty or not.

This sentence implies that the judge has the responsibility to decide, or 'determine,' the guilt or innocence of the accused person.

C'est à toi de déterminer ce qui est le mieux pour toi.

English translation of C'est à toi de déterminer ce qui est le mieux pour toi.

It's up to you to determine what's best for you.

In this sentence, it's implied that the person has the freedom and responsibility to 'determine' or decide what is best for them.

Nous avons besoin d'études supplémentaires pour déterminer l'efficacité du traitement.

English translation of Nous avons besoin d'études supplémentaires pour déterminer l'efficacité du traitement.

We need further studies to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

This sentence indicates that more research is necessary to confidently 'determine' or confirm the effectiveness of a medical treatment.

Nous devons déterminer le lieu de notre prochaine rencontre.

English translation of Nous devons déterminer le lieu de notre prochaine rencontre.

We need to determine the location of our next meeting.

In this context, to 'determine' means to decide or establish where the next meeting will take place.

Cette enquête aidera à déterminer les causes de l'accident.

English translation of Cette enquête aidera à déterminer les causes de l'accident.

This investigation will help determine the causes of the accident.

This sentence refers to conducting an investigation with the aim of 'determining' or finding out the causes behind an accident.

Il est difficile de déterminer l'origine de ce mythe.

English translation of Il est difficile de déterminer l'origine de ce mythe.

It is difficult to determine the origin of this myth.

In here, 'determine' means to find out or ascertain. The sentence implies that understanding or finding out the roots or 'origin' of the myth is challenging.

Il est essentiel de déterminer les besoins de chaque étudiant.

English translation of Il est essentiel de déterminer les besoins de chaque étudiant.

It is essential to determine the needs of each student.

The sentence implies that understanding or 'determining' the unique needs of each student is crucial.

Il faut déterminer le coût total avant de prendre une décision.

English translation of Il faut déterminer le coût total avant de prendre une décision.

The total cost must be determined before making a decision.

The sentence suggests that one should calculate or 'determine' the complete cost before deciding.

Pour déterminer l'issue d'un jeu, il faut considérer tous les mouvements possibles.

English translation of Pour déterminer l'issue d'un jeu, il faut considérer tous les mouvements possibles.

To determine the outcome of a game, all possible moves must be considered.

The sentence suggests that to predict or 'determine' the result of a game, it's required to consider all possible scenarios or moves.

Ses efforts pour déterminer la vérité ont été infructueux.

English translation of Ses efforts pour déterminer la vérité ont été infructueux.

His efforts to determine the truth were unsuccessful.

The words 'determine the truth' in this sentence imply that the person has put effort into finding out, or 'determining,' the truth, but hasn't been successful yet.

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