Synonym of determining

Alternative for determining

Adjective

Causing something to occur or be done in a particular way
conclusive critical crucial deciding decisive definitive settling final essential important key pivotal significant causal certain chief defining evaluative influential major paramount prime principal responsible shaping momentous consequential weighty absolute far-reaching determinative vital historic acute serious fateful life-and-death ultimate of great consequence grave central urgent big imperative cardinal overriding capital all-important high-priority necessary clear settled last primary definite fundamental decided main focal portentous categorical pressing epoch-making meaningful dire heavy grand earth-shattering controlling burning developmental formative leading unlucky authoritative determined dominant predominant core supreme intrinsic apocalyptic fatal integral top uppermost large foremost clinching overruling preeminent primal premier forceful outstanding determinate closing great ruling master top-priority substantial considerable worthwhile compelling eventful material ponderous earth-shaking world-shaking concluding world-shattering indispensable pre-eminent positive monumental especial heavy-duty large-scale exceptional precise telling now or never life-or-death of great moment vitally important foundational constructive seminal creative foreordained inevitable predestined doomed destined determinant imperious trenchant of vital importance extremely important life-saving life or death remarkable official irrevocable moulding guiding incisive crisp peremptory sovereign first emphatic forming highest sensational prodigious extensive earnest unmissable special page-one unforgettable tremendous conspicuous litmus test testing climacteric prevailing preponderant trying searching unequivocal prevalent of great import of moment front-page newsworthy of import impressive psychological ill-fated direful doomful of great importance inauspicious ominous resultful molding overbearing arch prior sovran number one overmastering greatest fixed of prime importance intervening of greatest importance of supreme importance first and foremost superseding of greatest significance number-one desperate clamorous pertinent numero uno insistent showdown touchy climatic sweeping profound appreciable established express specified notable severe pronounced sizable noteworthy intense exigent imposing touch and go hanging by thread on thin ice defined quantified pointed prominent impactful immediate heavyweight striking instrumental mighty powerful almighty salient explicit known limited top-level overshadowing high-level big-time of concern life and death life-changing major-league high-profile of note dangerous grievous of consequence big-league big league firm frozen set hard flat inexpugnable hard-and-fast distinct stable unconditional convincing unqualified intent irrefutable completing downright flat-out nailed down actual state-of-the-art reliable limiting finishing terminating complete perfect plain real ending straight out terminal quintessential requisite climactic prerequisite needed required mandatory radical much needed very important of the utmost importance of the essence must-have basic necessitous staple needful compulsory elemental solemn obligatory elementary underlying rudimentary somber sedate staid sombre sober humourless humorless constitutive famous distinguished inherent called for celebrated illustrious no-nonsense no joke no laughing matter of significance big deal underlined eminent innate noted root reputable substantive constitutional topmost noble relevant bottom-line uncomic highly regarded all important glorious meat-and-potatoes strategic respected acclaimed renowned esteemed head lead commanding well known utmost basal rudimental popular well-known famed current regnant honoured high profile ingrained presiding honored honourable honorable major league deep high-powered recognized noticeable signal importunate original iconic clamant characteristic demanded emergent crying operative invaluable incumbent recommended obvious marked nonelective forced appropriate germane instant ascendant involuntary keynote structural groundbreaking prestigious memorable compulsatory natural beginning widespread superior public introductory primitive landmark admired tough top-ranking feted particular recognised dynamic venerable nitty-gritty star stellar resonant arch- de rigueur sublime top-notch top-drawer deep-seated prepotent distinctive potent hefty puissant exalted rife extraordinary rampant high-up high-ranking earthshattering nucleus king arresting applicable standard causative contributory contributing connecting axial best initiative trusted high drastic everything general egregious champion effective apposite fitting constituent component connected strongest No. 1 name-of-the-game expedient wanted desired preferred proper binding supereminent apropos apt revered moving intrusive projecting protruding arrestive jutting obtrusive maximum business-critical big time mission-critical skookum of high standing coal-and-ice in demand acknowledged majority dominating vulgar received overall common storied prescribed at the heart of respectable indicative primordial organic initial incumbent on senior notorious name of game demanding second-to-none familiar governing transcendental abecedarian accomplished recognizable much strong headline rare worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum uncommon generous milestone glaring unusual extreme unordinary ponderable earthshaking constraining statutory energetic stately empyrean empyreal sustaining axiomatic axiological supporting substratal substrative grass-roots theoretical bottom underived groundlaying inescapable reputed in the limelight extolled unavoidable enforced elevated lionised recognisable big-shot high-flying lauded clamouring hurry-up persuasive clamoring requiring obliging heat-on irresistible exacting claiming distressing forcing unyielding reigning upper innovative legendary much-publicized lionized prepollent imaginative glum beacon-like in charge in the ascendancy hegemonic stern pioneering productive ground-breaking gloomy dour grim stirring gripping exciting riveting peak culminating hair-raising dramatic apocalyptical action-packed thrilling gratifying austere quiet difficult downbeat sad active controversial dignified cold sober topical true crowning climatical climactical contemporary triumphant august fulfilling lively deep-rooted matter of life and death live built-in hard-wired deep-down historical formidable germinal good brilliant polar heroic uplifting inspiring inspirational bright proud generative inborn native indigenous hardwired inbred connate immanent engrained of interest congenital resplendent cheering magnificent marvellous shining satisfying splendid wonderful epochal marvelous red-letter pleasurable heart-warming rewarding pleasing well thought of of influence of mark in the public eye most influential most important most prominent most powerful

Adjective

That serves to distinguish
distinguishing characteristic distinctive peculiar typical differentiating discriminating individualistic classic diagnostic diagnostical different distinct extraordinary identifying idiosyncratic individual marked noteworthy particular proper singular symptomatic uncommon unique original personal signature specific special representative exclusive especial indicative emblematic unmistakable symbolic identifiable essential private separate personalized intrinsic innate individualized patented subjective personalised individualised inherent respective discriminative recognizable individualising individualizing own express recognisable privy endemic appropriate demonstrative remarkable diacritic standard regular suggestive disparate notable inimitable conspicuous local archetypal quintessential prototypical idiomatic restricted particularized independent inborn inbred particularised peculiar to particular to found only in usual patent unusual discrete categorical fixed in character exceptional select distinguished reserved resident exclusive to ingrained typical of native characteristic of warning signalling natural precise set concrete very own indicatory denotive indicating associated evidential designative denotative significant signaling pointing to exceeding offbeat striking prominent distinguishable outstanding familiar salient custom archetypical definitive true dissimilar perceptible specialised refreshing customised copybook illustrative model vintage paradigmatic textbook classical exemplary stock ideal stereotypical nonconformist customized intimate noticeable detectable specialized decipherable prime stereotyped prototypic prototypal archetypic stereotypic patterned typic perfect one-to-one one-on-one direct single monogrammed tailor-made sole impressionistic internal claimed several relevant corresponding various privately owned privately-owned each selflike unofficial face-to-face head-to-head informal non-official non-public hands-on in the trenches in the front line in amongst it at the coal face most typical

Adjective

Having authority to conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of a state, organization, or people
governing controlling ruling absolute administrative ascendant authoritative commanding conducting directing dominant dominating executive gubernatorial guiding influential magisterial mastering ordering overseeing presidential regulatory restraining superintending supervisory supreme predominant leading superior chief foremost presiding prime principal reigning premier central sovereign top preeminent prevailing grand primary regnant managerial prominent main cardinal supereminent highest first overriding paramount key directorial head major in charge overbearing powerful supervising predominate lead prevalent regulative transcendent high greatest imperious managing preponderant decisive capital official pre-eminent arch master primal overmastering sovran number one numero uno in control organizational governmental monitoring adjusting management directive departmental legislative bureaucratic deciding jurisdictional policy-making uppermost big unsurpassed number-one organisational notable great important prepollent prepotent top-tier surpassing regulating unassailable domineering compelling decision-making superintendent utmost ultimate best ministerial unequaled peerless professional white-collar unparalleled matchless consummate unrivalled outstanding incomparable inimitable biggest unrivaled perfect illustrious unsurpassable eminent in the ascendancy nonpareil unbeatable prior unequalled popular noted largest superlative weighty high-ranking mighty top-drawer of the first rank dominative arch- successful clerical secretarial law-making policymaking ascendent predominating definitive topmost unmatched on the throne upper elite top-priority untouchable total richest champion unconditional towering highest ranking mother of all top-rank omnipotent of greatest importance potent holding the reins overpowering efficacious almighty effective arbitrary all-powerful first-rate top-ranking overruling pivotal hegemonic imposing significant exalted big-name substantial senior high-level big-time puissant heavy-duty respected world-class revered big-shot vital hot-dog prestigious historic winning major-league famed notorious immortal high-profile seminal trendsetting admired heavy feted glorious famous noteworthy celebrated conspicuous well-known acclaimed noble renowned big-league big-gun distinguished storied big-wheel high-powered apex strong assertive optimal peak premium finest authoritarian autocratic record insistent dictatorial emphatic optimum unprecedented complete core remarkable maximum unexcelled utopian unexampled exemplary select undefeated unbeaten furthermost beyond compare a cut above the rest record-breaking first class industry leading prize-winning number 1 topflight first-class best possible top of the line top of the range top-of-the-range second to none top drawer without equal par excellence sans pareil top-class excellent essential extreme ideal uttermost utter most unique max quintessential maximal exceptional fundamental unlimited crucial extraordinary model full nth pure outside rare top-notch only focal last unqualified classic basic critical faultless star stellar culminating flawless sublime archetypal regal exquisite prototypical beyond comparison invincible singular splendid very impeccable without parallel downright superb sheer crowning unrestricted royal enormous all-out imperial categorical out-and-out outright final unmitigated thorough magnificent tiptop classical unconquerable unblemished majestic out of sight impressive idyllic august salient choice flat-out fine dignified thoroughgoing intrinsic elevated special lofty categoric accomplished momentous proper profound stark finished representative indispensable immaculate despotic indefectible arrant unmatchable unalloyed unadulterated rank crack signal paradigmatic greatest possible front totalitarian infinite stately unbounded underlying apical precise autarchic in a class of its own rudimentary elemental requisite tremendous deadly right magnific heroic typical definite super clean integral simple fair honoured dreadful esteemed bodacious blooming tops alone untainted copybook stainless spotless honored whole cotton-picking straight-out radical formidable maxi unrestrained loftiest tyrannical boundless unequalable choicest grandiose epic baronial plumb staple unstoppable proud gallant flat necessary aristocratic greater heroical without peer ranking dead regular worthy expert urgent monumental massive Homeric acute alpha headmost honorable honourable blank consequential very great archetypical good climactic intervening irreproachable unmarred unparagoned larger prized best ever marvellous excelling distinctive must-have valued transcendental without match fitting marvelous mostest blameless aces ace comprehensive highly regarded exact iconic eternal textbook major league five-star recognized correct memorable primo No. 1 untarnished world class greatest amount of foolproof all-important all-embracing marked recognised high-class high-grade all-encompassing monarchical immense one and only best-case on the button indomitable widespread superseding effectual high-octane monarchal current invulnerable unchallenged tyrannous triumphant kingly elementary monarchial severe intense forceful divine top-level stone particular impregnable efficient exceeding determined unforgettable rife rampant highest-ranking insuperable redoubtable monocratic autocratical original exciting thrilling concentrated characteristic resplendent tyrannic unconstrained unreserved of note especial emblematic symbolic root venerable crown fantastic high-quality stereotypical striking wonderful first and foremost tsarist czarist unbroken terrific brilliant dazzling treasured of prime importance of supreme importance one-in-a-million standard conventional better seamless insurmountable bulletproof A-1 fabled worthiest the most stock upmost burning autarchical eventful trusted reputable high-up unequivocal picture-book picture-perfect letter-perfect hors concours well-connected intact boss high profile resonant without fault idealized idealised standout upper-class tip-top phenomenal huge appropriate perpetual one-off crashing unremitting A1 suitable opportune sui generis one of a kind vintage mandatory just right true to type out-of-sight on the money in a class of one's own spot on umpteenth ten skilled skillful out-of-this-world adept paradisiacal experienced skilful paradisiac A-OK defectless sound considerable distinct anti-democratic arrogant marquee of greatest significance general apogean admirable favoured favored chosen extensive telling pioneer unapproached unfettered extravagant inherent strongest lion's share constitutional chad axial undiminished opening beginning vulgar overall majority received common public higher bigger elder gilt-edge all-time solid-gold unimpeachable exhaustive full-scale immediate serious basal constitutive oustanding farthest keynote material operative strategic magnanimous unflawed victorious in first place without an equal stand alone beautiful bright epochal unbowed commendable praiseworthy laudable meritorious learned legendary triumphal idealistic one plain demonstrative all-time best resolute unstinted zenithal unvanquished unsubdued inveterate horrible gorgeous shining hugest absolutist Grade A superfine of the highest quality blue-ribbon estimable plenipotent initial A-list outermost furthest recognizable individual autonomous applaudable very good capable able second-to-none high priority quality A-number-1 inaugural real high-minded well known first rate gifted highly rated big league effulgent radiant splendiferous absolutistic godlike competent hard unconquered unsullied hotshot hotdog heavyweight out of the ordinary extra special remotest farthermost exclusive best-example dream come true fairy-tale pie-in-the-sky fearsome imperative adored time-honored gratifying true signature princely unending endless imitable raging indescribable mortal to the fore refined respectable patrician overarching full-blown full-on heavy stuff hot stuff novel of influence eloquent historical rich oratorical four-star VIP cogent predictable unmistakable habitual outmost endmost aftermost sterling undemocratic concluding finishing closing ending determinative pressing meaningful well-suited pertinent apt made to order relevant tailor-made just the job queenly monarchic usual idiosyncratic genteel required prerequisite needed dynamic totemic recognisable irreplaceable at the cutting edge at the leading edge furthest up terminal unaccountable posh high-priority vitally important very important of great consequence life-and-death life-or-death of the utmost importance of the essence much needed earth-shattering far-reaching crowned top-grade top-shelf egregious enterprising energetic driving the best stirring gripping riveting hair-raising apocalyptical apocalyptic dramatic climacteric action-packed high-end top-quality top-of-the-line highbred gentle wellborn highborn upmarket large grave extraordinaire at his best at its best at her best solid first-string accurate aggressive vigorous go-ahead go-getting traditional blue-chip A-grade furthest away farthest away errant perfected positive chronic moving entire intellectual intuitive awe-inspiring uplifting inspiring inspirational primordial obscure hypothetical transcending unconfined innate abstract theoretical approved unheard-of unconventional plenipotentiary purpose-built new sanctioned something else without precedent authorized unrepeatable far-out unimaginable officiating fresh once-in-a-lifetime one-of-a-kind unrepeated separate amazing unordinary incredible in a class by itself newfangled fast-track grievous thundering outrageous harsh gross uber preposterous deep overwhelming flagrant veritable hellacious brutal climatical climactical not beatable indelible haunting of a king no end of catchy blue-blooded wholesale unbound pushing driven ambitious pushy error-free well born silk-stocking widely praised well thought of upper-crust of distinction high-born unquestionable peremptory lasting cherished indestructible unyielding faithful scrupulous meticulous unerring beyond grasp robust go-go forcible deep-dyed timeless unfading vivid arresting without blemish valuable everlasting undying on the nail crimeless right on errorless unspotted on target on the mark bang on unguilty just so imperishable enduring enthralling never to be forgotten not to be forgotten spectacular observable legitimate accredited accepted fancy invaluable unspoilt hot unsurmountable highly capable full of get-up-and-go in the saddle remembered rememberable inestimable profitable precious unflinching dauntless indefatigable inviolable unshakeable unbending all out no holds barred ex cathedra legal lawful canonical authorised without limit ex officio straight out stamped on your memory fixed in the mind mind-blowing out of this world red-letter secure safe hot property undefeatable impassable irresistible unshakable unattackable irrepressible have-it-all up to standard up to snuff up to scratch up to par more powerful more important most powerful most important most influential most prominent most illustrious most noticeable most obvious most excellent most outstanding most high most extreme most significant most favourable most advantageous most appropriate most favorable most skilled most typical most valuable most precious most scholarly most reliable

Verb

Discerning what somebody is saying
getting hearing recognizing discerning distinguishing making out picking out perceiving following ascertaining keeping up with picking up identifying taking in apperceiving apprehending catching on to recognising taking notice of conceiving digging grokking knowing sensing tumbling to establishing discovering figuring out working out learning finding out verifying detecting deducing fathoming uncovering finding figuring coming to know fathoming out sizing up adding up diagnosing coming upon realising seeing spotting confirming unearthing catching on divining getting to know having a hunch descrying noticing reading realizing observing contriving intuiting understanding comprehending grasping appreciating cognizing savvying twigging assimilating registering cottoning on to deciphering catching decoding compassing seizing cottoning to making beholding getting the picture sussing sussing out getting the message latching on to getting the hang of making sense of getting the drift of absorbing making head or tail of interpreting getting a fix on getting to the bottom of gathering being aware of puzzling out penetrating digesting taking on board unraveling unravelling mastering becoming aware of getting it becoming cognizant of seeing the light picking up on thinking imagining accepting inferring cracking cottoning on getting the idea becoming conscious of piecing together envisaging getting one's head around getting the point of having an aha moment suspecting feeling guessing processing telling concluding believing noting imbibing deeming fancying reckoning soaking up conceiving of getting the drift having being cognizant of soaking in absorbing mentally surmising supposing estimating conjecturing postulating theorizing hypothesizing presuming assuming untangling disentangling esteeming presupposing speculating venturing anticipating opining gauging integrating ferreting out having knowledge of construing acquiring suggesting translating tracking featuring catching the drift drinking in evaluating taking up visualizing latching on seeing daylight visualising getting the picture about gaging getting the idea of seeing through hitting on getting the message about considering latching onto getting into hypothesising getting on to theorising familiarizing oneself with piercing envisioning getting to the bottom making of getting wise to acknowledging admitting conceding taking seeing the point of getting clued up about sorting out granting clicking with having a handle on solving figuring something out breaking getting one's mind around resolving confessing allowing getting the gist affecting owning incorporating copying flashing pinning feeling in one's bones getting vibrations ingesting respecting adjudging viewing philosophizing appraising regarding summing up philosophising assessing expecting weening weighing up becoming clear to getting the point tapping into scenting smelling tasting wrapping one's mind around making sense taking on taking meaning getting your head round getting a grip picking up what someone is putting down seeing the light about seeing into kenning just knowing getting the impression getting vibes crediting feeling in bones having a funny feeling feeling in gut having a feeling feeling in your bones holding getting the impression of fixing settling deciding checking imaging getting through one's head visioning becoming conscious becoming aware of the fact that becoming conscious of the fact that making certain of routing out digging out tracking down scouting up pegging pinning down scaring up running down checking out hitting upon checking up on hunting up dredging up turning up double-checking hunting down making certain digging up rooting out nosing out getting down pat getting down cold searching out thinking through catching the drift of measuring pinpointing hazarding gleaning approximating premising predicting daresaying predicating implying foreseeing calling judging calculating previsioning foreknowing forefeeling taking a stab taking for granted taking a stab at thinking likely placing forming an opinion of making a guess at hazarding a guess dare-saying cooking up taking a shot at guesstimating making an estimate of going out on a limb dreaming up picking daring say having a sneaking suspicion of taking a shot jumping to a conclusion

Verb

Present participle for to measure the quantitative amount of something

Verb

Present participle for to forecast the future or the fate of something in advance

Verb

(archaic, obsolete) Present participle for to bring or come to an end

Antonym of determining

determining Idiom, Proverb

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