3. affect, influence, condition, work upon, act on, qualify, modify; control, govern, regulate, direct, rule, command; cause, give form to, shape, designate, effect; prescribe, set, order, impose, dictate.
4. impel, induce, influence, prompt, sway; give direction to, lead, decide, turn the scales; incline, bend, dispose, turn; give a push to, give a push in the right direction, show the way, put on the right track, set straight.
5. lead, bring to, conduce to, redound to, contribute to, predispose to; forward, advance, promote.
6. decide, choose, elect, select; will, purpose, resolve; make up one's mind, fix upon, settle upon, make a d-cision, make a resolution.
determined, adj. 1. resolute, firm, steadfast, purposeful; staunch, constant, persevering, stanch; earnest, intent, fixed; game, plucky, spunky, Inf. scrappy; dogged, tenacious, gritty, relentless, bent on, Inf. hellbent, do-or-die; unfaltering, unhesitating, unflinching, unwavering, unyielding; unflagging, indomitable, intransigent, obdurate; obstinate, stubborn, inflexible, mulish.
2. settled, decided, resolved, fixed, confirmed; agreed, set, sealed, Inf sewed up, Inf. signed, sealed and delivered,
determining, adj. decisive, deciding, definitive; crucial, pivotal, critical, essential; important; chief, supreme; determinate, determinative, concluding, conclusive, settling; final, authoritative, absolute, peremptory, positive,
deterrent, n. block, stumbling block, catch, snag, hitch, rub, fly in the ointment, drawback, liability; check, hindrance, balk, impedient; obstacle, obstruction, oppilation, blockage, impediment, stopper; bar, barrier, barricade,
detest, v. abhor, loathe, execrate, despise, abominate, hate, feel aversion toward, fee hostility toward; not be able to bear or abide, shudder at, shrink from, recoil from, blench from; feel repugnance toward, feel disgust toward, feel distaste for; dislike, mislike, direlish, disfavor, disesteem.
detestable, adj. 1. abhorrent, loathsome, execrable, odious, heinous, despicable, abominable, hateful; dislikable, unlikable, unpleasant, Brit. Inf. beastly, displeasing, disagreeable.
2. repugnant, aversive, disgusting, rank, repulsive, repellent, revolting, distasteful, obnoxious, noisome; vile, sordid, putrid, rotten, foul; sickening, nausea-ing, nauseous, noxious; ugly, scurvy, ignoble, mean, base, abject, low.
detestation, n. abhorrence, loathing, abomination, execration, odium, hatred, hate, detesting; antipathy, aversion, animosity, animus, enmity, hostility; Fr. bete noire, bugbear; offense, repugnance, revulsion, disgust, distaste, nausea; dislike, disrelish, disfavor, disesteem, displeasure,
detested, adj. hated, loathed, despised, abhorred, execrated, abominated, held in abomination, held in contempt; disliked, unliked, disfavored, unfavored, disrelished; ostracized, shunned, blackballed; scorned, contemned, ridiculed, sneered at, laughed at, scoffed at; booed, hissed, Sl. raspberried, Sl. given the Bronx cheer.
detester, n. 1. hater, loather, abhorrer, despiser; execrator, abominator, curser, vilifier; detractor, disparager, derogator.
2. misanthrope, misanthropist, misogynist, man-hater, woman-hater, sexist, male chauvinist pig; racist, bigot, anti-Semite, Inf. Archie Bunker; chauvinist, jingo, jingoist, xenophobe; Timon, Alceste.
dethronable, adj. 1. impeachable, oustable, deposable, unseatable, displaceable; uncrownable, discrown-able, Rare, disenthronable, debarrable, unbarrable; defrockable, unfrockable, Rare, unchurchable, ex-communicable, expellable, divestable; (all from power, political office, etc.) removable, replaceable, dispensable, expendable, unessential.