clinch vs determine what difference

what is difference between clinch and determine

English

Etymology

16th-century alteration of clench.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klɪntʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪntʃ

Verb

clinch (third-person singular simple present clinches, present participle clinching, simple past and past participle clinched)

  1. To clasp; to interlock. [from 1560s]
  2. To make certain; to finalize. [from 1716]
  3. To fasten securely or permanently.
    Synonyms: attach, join, put together; see also Thesaurus:join
  4. To bend and hammer the point of (a nail) so it cannot be removed. [17th century]
  5. To embrace passionately.
  6. To hold firmly; to clench.
    Synonyms: clasp, grasp, grip; see also Thesaurus:grasp
  7. To set closely together; to close tightly.

Translations

Noun

clinch (plural clinches)

  1. Any of several fastenings.
  2. The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast.
    Synonyms: grip, grasp
  3. (obsolete) A pun.
  4. (nautical) A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship’s gun to the ringbolts.
  5. A passionate embrace.
  6. (wrestling, combat sports) The act of one or both fighters holding onto the other to prevent being hit or engage in standup grappling.

Descendants

  • Czech: klinč
  • German: Clinch
  • French: clinch
  • Portuguese: clinche
  • Russian: клинч (klinč)
  • Serbo-Croatian: klȉnč

Translations

See also

  • clench
  • clincher
  • clinch nut

Further reading

  • clinch on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English clinch.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klintʃ/, /klinʃ/

Noun

clinch m (plural clinchs)

  1. clinch


English

Alternative forms

  • determin (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English determinen, from Old French determiner, French déterminer, from Latin determināre (to bound, limit, prescribe, fix, determine), from de + termināre (to limit), from terminus (bound, limit, end).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈtɜːmɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈtɝmɪn/

Verb

determine (third-person singular simple present determines, present participle determining, simple past and past participle determined)

  1. To set the boundaries or limits of.
  2. To ascertain definitely; to figure out, find out, or conclude by analyzing, calculating, or investigating.
  3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt’s Gift [Avon ed., 1976, p. 259]:
      These dramas may appear purely internal but they are perhaps economically determined … when people think they are being so subtly inventive or creative they merely reflect society’s general need for economic growth.
  4. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; with a remoter object preceded by to.
  5. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide.
  6. To resolve (to do something); to establish a fixed intention; to cause (something) to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead.
  7. (logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
  8. (obsolete) To bring to an end; to finish.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • determine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • determine in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • determine at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • “determine” in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 98.

Anagrams

  • intermede, nemertide

Galician

Verb

determine

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of determinar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of determinar

Ladin

Verb

determine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of determiner
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of determiner
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of determiner
  4. third-person plural present subjunctive of determiner

Portuguese

Verb

determine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of determinar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of determinar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of determinar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of determinar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [deˈtermine]

Verb

determine

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of determina
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of determina

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /deteɾˈmine/, [d̪e.t̪eɾˈmi.ne]

Verb

determine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of determinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of determinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of determinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of determinar.

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