Definitions for decidedɪˈsaɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to solve or conclude (a dispute) by awarding victory to one side:
to decide a case in favor of the plaintiff.
to determine or settle (something in dispute):
to decide an argument.
to bring (a person) to a decision; persuade or convince:
What decided you to take the job?
(v.i.)to settle something in dispute or doubt.
to come to a conclusion.
* Syn: decide , resolve , determine imply settling something in dispute or doubt. To decide is to make up one's mind after consideration: I decided to go to the party. To resolve is to settle conclusively with firmness of purpose: She resolved to ask for a promotion. To determine is to settle after investigation or observation: It is difficult to determine the best course of action.
Origin of decide:
1350–1400; ME < MF decider < L dēcīdere lit., to cut off
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a choice; = choose
We decided to stay home.; to decide between two options; I decided that I didn't want to.; I had to decide where to start.
to make an official or legal judgment
The court decided in their favor.; It took two days to decide the case.
to determine a result
The third game will decide the outcome.
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
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
Translations for decide
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to (cause to) make up one's mind
I have decided to retire; What decided you against going?
- decidirPortuguese (BR)
- rozhodnout (se); přimětCzech
- bestemme sig forDanish
- otsusele viima, otsustamaEstonian
- تصمیم گرفتن؛ اراده کردنFarsi
- (se) décider (de)French
- निश्चय करनाHindi
- odlučiti se, riješiti seCroatian
- decidere, far decidereItalian
- nuspręsti, nutartiLithuanian
- nolemt; izšķirties (par)Latvian
- membuat keputusanMalay
- (doen) besluitenDutch
- avgjøre, beslutte, bestemme (seg)Norwegian
- decydować się, przekonywaćPolish
- تصمیم گرفتن؛ اراده کردنPersian
- فيصله كېدل، تمامېدلPashto
- a (se) hotărîRomanian
- принимать решениеRussian
- rozhodnúť (sa)Slovak
- odločiti (se)Slovenian
- bestämma [sig för], besluta [sig för]Swedish
- karar vermekTurkish
- 決定Chinese (Trad.)
- فیصلہ کرناUrdu
- quyết địnhVietnamese
- 决定Chinese (Simp.)
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