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English Dictionary: decide by the DICT Development Group
3 results for decide
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
    Synonym(s): decide, make up one's mind, determine
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate
  3. cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"
  4. influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Decide \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Decide \De*cide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decided}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Deciding}.] [L. dec[c6]dere; de- + caedere to cut, cut
      off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. d[82]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.
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