Definition of Decide

1. Verb. Reach, make, or come to a decision about something. "They decide to move "; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"




2. Verb. Bring to an end; settle conclusively. "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
Exact synonyms: Adjudicate, Resolve, Settle
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate
Specialized synonyms: Judge, Adjust
Derivative terms: Adjudicative, Adjudicatory, Judge, Deciding, Decisive, Resolve, Settlement, Settler

3. Verb. Cause to decide. "This new development finally decided me!"

4. Verb. Influence or determine. "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
Generic synonyms: Determine, Influence, Mold, Regulate, Shape
Derivative terms: Decisive

Definition of Decide

1. v. t. To cut off; to separate.

2. v. i. To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant.

Definition of Decide

1. Verb. (transitive) To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To make a judgment, especially after deliberation. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause someone to come to a decision. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decide

1. to make a choice or judgment [v -CIDED, -CIDING, -CIDES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decide

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deciare
deciares
deciban
decibans
decibel
decibels
decidabilities
decidability
decidable
decide (current term)
decided
decidedly
decidedness
decidednesses
decidement
decidence
decider
deciders
decides
deciding
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decidua basalis
decidua capsularis

Literary usage of Decide

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... be a final and definite survey and location of the road before an election is held to decide whether or not the county shall ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1818)
"The mere Absence of Fraud does not necessarily decide upon the Validity of the Transaction; as is proved by many Cases, ..."

3. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"What right had I to decide, in my poor mortal ignorance of the future, that this man, too, must escape with impunity, because he escaped me ? ..."

4. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... on the several topics, but immediately taking us up at whatever does nut appear to be advanced in accordance with your interest, decide t lint question. ..."

5. The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1921)
"SWEDEN RUSSIA AND SWEDEN FIGHT MANY WARS TO decide WHO SHALL BE THE LEADING POWER OF NORTH-EASTERN EUROPE IN the year 1698, Tsar Peter set forth upon his ..."

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