What does Decide mean?

Definitions for Decide
dɪˈsaɪdDe·cide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decide, make up one's mind, determine(verb)

    reach, make, or come to a decision about something

    "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

  2. 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"

  3. decide(verb)

    cause to decide

    "This new development finally decided me!"

  4. decide(verb)

    influence or determine

    "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

Wiktionary

  1. decide(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From décider or decidere, infintive of decido, from de + caedo.

  2. decide(Verb)

    To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.

    Etymology: From décider or decidere, infintive of decido, from de + caedo.

  3. decide(Verb)

    To cause someone to come to a decision.

    Etymology: From décider or decidere, infintive of decido, from de + caedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decide(verb)

    to cut off; to separate

    Etymology: [L. decdere; de- + caedere to cut, cut off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. dcider. Cf. Decision.]

  2. Decide(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. decdere; de- + caedere to cut, cut off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. dcider. Cf. Decision.]

  3. Decide(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. decdere; de- + caedere to cut, cut off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. dcider. Cf. Decision.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decide

    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. decidērede, away, cædĕre, to cut.]

Editors Contribution

  1. decide

    To act on a possibility.

    They did decide together their love, understanding and unity was enough for them to marry earlier than planned.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Decide' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1644

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Decide' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1089

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Decide' in Verbs Frequency: #89

Anagrams for Decide »

  1. de-iced, deiced

  2. De-iced

  3. Deiced

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Decide in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Decide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Decide in a Sentence

  1. Gabriel Collins:

    This is a central preset to Chinese strategy. When Lina Benabdallah look through history Lina Benabdallah preemptively shape the environment, shape the potential battlefield, so that Lina Benabdallah adversaries decide to not even come out on to the field to begin with. There's real potential for the debt to do that.

  2. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren:

    I think we need to give her a chance to decide if she’s going to run.

  3. Hikariko Ono:

    In April, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Organising Committee will sign the basic agreement, and based on that we will decide on the concrete sharing of responsibility and budget, that is our understanding at the moment.

  4. Google DeepMind:

    I’m excited to see AI leaders shifting from talk to action, implementing a policy that politicians have thus far failed to put into effect. AI has huge potential to help the world—if we stigmatize and prevent its abuse, aI weapons that autonomously decide to kill people are as disgusting and destabilizing as bioweapons, and should be dealt with in the same way.

  5. Ri Son Gwon:

    It is a very serious problem. Depending on how to lead public opinion, it would decide on whether a mood of reconciliation and cooperation, or mistrust and confrontation is created between the North and South.

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