Determine and Make sure


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Determine verb – To give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute).
Make sure and determine are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Make sure" instead a verb "Determine".
Nearby Words: determination, determining, determinative, determiner, determinating
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Make sure

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Make sure verb – Make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally.
Determine and make sure are semantically related. You can use "Determine" instead a verb phrase "Make sure".
Synonyms for Make sure

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  • Make sure you correctly determine where you stand on the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism.
  • So simply determine which type an enemy will use, make sure one of your characters has that innocent, and attempt a capture on the proper turn.
  • It's not mentioned what these tests look for—whether to make sure they aren't complete morons or to determine whether they are simply more intelligent than other children of their age—but this may count.
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