determined

Olympic athletes are some of the most determined people you're going to meet. At that level, they've got to be driven to succeed. Otherwise, their opponents will surely beat them.

If you want to reach your goal, you must be determined to do so. To be determined is to be motivated, driven, or really focused on the task at hand — and that can be something as big as winning a prize or as small as fixing a squeaky door. No matter the task, the folks who get the job done are almost always the most determined. Determined can also mean "decided." For instance, a judge can determine what the sentence will be. If that sentence is predetermined, then it's already been decided.

Definitions of determined
  1. adjective
    having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
    Synonyms:
    ascertained, discovered, observed
    discovered or determined by scientific observation
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    Antonyms:
    undetermined
    not yet having been ascertained or determined
    unexplained
    not explained
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  2. adjective
    devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
    “made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters”
    Synonyms:
    obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate
    tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  3. adjective
    characterized by great determination
    “a struggle against a determined enemy”
    Synonyms:
    resolute
    firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
  4. adjective
    strongly motivated to succeed
    synonyms: compulsive, driven
    ambitious
    having a strong desire for success or achievement
  5. adjective
    determined or decided upon as by an authority
    “date and place are already determined
    synonyms: dictated, set
    settled
    established or decided beyond dispute or doubt
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