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Meaning of DECIDE

Pronunciation:  di'sId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
  2. [v]  bring to an end; settle conclusively, as of a conflict; "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. [v]  cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"
  4. [v]  influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

DECIDE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: determine, make up one's mind, settle
 See Also: adjudicate, adjust, cause, choose, debate, decide, decree, deliberate, end, get, govern, have, induce, influence, judge, make, measure, measure out, mensurate, mold, order, orient, orientate, pick out, purpose, regularize, regulate, resolve, rule, seal, select, shape, stimulate, take, terminate, try, will



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*cide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decided}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Deciding}.] [L. dec[=i]dere; de- + caedere to cut, cut
    off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. d['e]cider. Cf.
    1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]
             Our seat denies us traffic here; The sea, too near,
             decides us from the rest.             --Fuller.
    2. 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.
             So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
                                                   --1 Kings xx.
             The quarrel toucheth none but us alone; Betwixt
             ourselves let us decide it then.      --Shak.
  2. \De*cide"\, 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.
          Who shall decide, when doctors disagree? --Pope.
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