October 29, 2014 =========
☆ determined 決意した
This is one time when the verb and the adjective are not quite the same. When you are “determined to do something” you have made affirm decision to do it and will not let anything stop you:
She is a determined woman.
He made determined efforts to overcome his disability.
He was determined to divorce her.
In other words, you are firm, persistent and single-minded.
As a verb, “if you determine something” you decide it or settle it.
My goal was first of all to determine what to do next.
The final schedule has not been determined yet.
You can also use “determine” in a formal way when you make a firm decision to do something.
He determined to rescue her from the fire.
I determined that I would ask my boss for a raise!
This last use, as a verb, is quite formal, and rarely used. Instead you would use, “make up my mind” or “decide”.