Determine and Show


Show Definitions
Determine verb – To make final, definite, or beyond dispute.
Usage example: your choice of college could determine the rest of your life

Show is a synonym for determine. In some cases you can use "Show" instead a verb "Determine".
Nearby Words: determination, determining, determinative, determiner, determinating
Synonyms for Determine


Show Definitions
Show verb – To present so as to invite notice or attention.
Determine is a synonym for show in witness to topic. Sometimes you can use "Determine" instead a verb "Show", if it concerns topics such as passively exhibit something.
Nearby Words: showy, showed, showing, showcase, shown
Synonyms for Show

Common collocations

ability determine ability show ability
character determine character show character
power determine power show power
strength determine strength show strength
Other nouns: life, kind, name, status, nature, appearance, amount, form, time, effects, damage, feelings, skills.

Both words in one sentence

  • Genki Girl The show wants enthusiastic contestants, so why not get a very energetic guy to determine if they're good enough for the show?
    Source: Genki Girl
  • Series / The Andy Griffith Show No Party Given: None of the political figures in the show have their parties stated, nor are their platforms examined closely enough to really determine what party they could belong to.
  • Occasionally, the show also features DNA tests to determine whether a man believed to be their long-lost father is the father of a teen or adult guest.
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