Decide what to do.
Decide a case; decided the dispute in favor of the workers.
A few votes decided the election.
An example of to decide is for a jury to choose if a person is guilty or not guilty.
An example of to decide is to choose between pistachio and cookie dough ice cream.
To decide what to do.
Origin of decide
- Middle English deciden from Old French decider from Latin dēcīdere to cut off, decide dē- de- caedere to cut kaə-id- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition