decide, make up one's mind, determine(verb)
reach, make, or come to a decision about something
"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate(verb)
bring to an end; settle conclusively
"The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
cause to decide
"This new development finally decided me!"
influence or determine
"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.
To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.
To cause someone to come to a decision.
Origin: From décider or decidere, infintive of decido, from de + caedo.
to cut off; to separate
to bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle
to determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant
Origin: [L. decdere; de- + caedere to cut, cut off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. dcider. Cf. Decision.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-sīd′, v.t. to determine: to end: to settle: to resolve.—adjs. Decid′able, capable of being decided; Decid′ed, determined: clear, unmistakable: resolute.—adv. Decid′edly. [O. Fr. decider—L. decidēre—de, away, cædĕre, to cut.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'decide' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1644
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'decide' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1089
Rank popularity for the word 'decide' in Verbs Frequency: #89
The numerical value of decide in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of decide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count them decide everything.
People don’t desire their future, they decide their habits and their habits decide their future.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves.
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- صمم, قررArabic
- qərar verməkAzerbaijani
- рашаць, рашыцьBelarusian
- реша, разрешавам, решавамBulgarian
- স্থির করাBengali
- decidirCatalan, Valencian
- rozhodnout, rozhodovatCzech
- beslutte, afgøreDanish
- festsetzen, beschließen, entscheidenGerman
- decidir, resolverSpanish
- تصمیم گرفتنPersian
- ratkaista, päättää, valitaFinnish
- suidhich air, cuir roScottish Gaelic
- फ़ैसला करना, निर्णय करनाHindi
- dönt, eldönt, döntést hozHungarian
- որոշել, վճռելArmenian
- 決する, 決める, 解決Japanese
- გადაწყვეტა, გადაჭრაGeorgian
- សម្រេចចិត្ត, តាំងចិត្តKhmer
- 정하다, 해결하다Korean
- чыгаруу, чечүүKyrgyz
- statuo, edico, decido, sancio, decerno, constituoLatin
- သန္နိဌာန်ချ, ဆုံးဖြတ်Burmese
- besluiten, beslissenDutch
- zdecydować, decydowaćPolish
- decide, convingeRomanian
- решить, решатьRussian
- odlúčiti, одлу́читиSerbo-Croatian
- rozhodnúť, rozhodovaťSlovak
- тасмим гирифтанTajik
- ตัดสิน, ตัดสินใจThai
- ýüregine düwmek, ýüregne düwmekTurkmen
- karar vermekTurkish
- вирішувати, вирішитиUkrainian
- فیصلہ کرناUrdu
- qasd qilmoqUzbek
- quyết địnhVietnamese
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