Definitions for decide
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word decide.
decide, make up one's mind, determineverb
reach, make, or come to a decision about something
"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
decide, settle, resolve, adjudicateverb
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.
Etymology: From décider or decidere, infintive of decido, from de + caedo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: decido, Latin.
The day approach’d when fortune should decide
Th’ important enterprize, and give the bride. John Dryden, Fables.
In council oft, and oft in battle tried,
Betwixt thy master and the world decide. George Granville.
Who shall decide, when doctors disagree,
And soundest casuists doubt? Alexander Pope.
To decide means to make a choice or reach a conclusion after considering different options or alternatives. It involves evaluating various factors, considering different perspectives or preferences, and ultimately settling on one course of action or making a definitive judgement.
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
Etymology: [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.]
To action a possibility.
They decide together their love, understanding, solidarity and unity is so beautiful for them to marry
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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
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
The guy in the street wants to seize his opportunity and nothing else. when a government, whichever, responds favorably to the demands of gangs, they can decide to lower the violence. When the gangs realize they are not getting the results they expected, they can decide as it appears they have to increase the violence.
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.
Before we can create change, we have to decide something needs to change. Before we can decide something needs to change, we have to accept it as it is. Before we can accept it as it is, we have to be aware of its existence. Awareness is the beginning of all creation.
The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count them decide everything.
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Translations for decide
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- صمم, قررArabic
- qərar verməkAzerbaijani
- рашаць, рашыцьBelarusian
- реша, решавам, разрешавамBulgarian
- স্থির করাBengali
- decidirCatalan, Valencian
- rozhodnout, rozhodovatCzech
- afgøre, beslutteDanish
- festsetzen, entscheiden, beschließenGerman
- decidir, resolverSpanish
- تصمیم گرفتنPersian
- ratkaista, valita, päättääFinnish
- suidhich air, cuir roScottish Gaelic
- निर्णय करना, फ़ैसला करनाHindi
- döntést hoz, eldönt, döntHungarian
- վճռել, որոշելArmenian
- 決する, 解決, 決めるJapanese
- გადაწყვეტა, გადაჭრაGeorgian
- សម្រេចចិត្ត, តាំងចិត្តKhmer
- 해결하다, 정하다Korean
- чечүү, чыгарууKyrgyz
- constituo, statuo, decerno, edico, decido, sancioLatin
- ဆုံးဖြတ်, သန္နိဌာန်ချBurmese
- besluiten, beslissenDutch
- decydować, zdecydowaćPolish
- convinge, decideRomanian
- решить, решатьRussian
- одлу́чити, odlúčitiSerbo-Croatian
- rozhodnúť, rozhodovaťSlovak
- тасмим гирифтанTajik
- ตัดสินใจ, ตัดสินThai
- ýüregne düwmek, ýüregine düwmekTurkmen
- karar vermekTurkish
- вирішувати, вирішитиUkrainian
- فیصلہ کرناUrdu
- qasd qilmoqUzbek
- quyết địnhVietnamese
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