Decide Definition

decided, decides, deciding
decided, decides, deciding
To reach a conclusion or form a judgment or opinion about (something) by reasoning or consideration.
Decide what to do.
American Heritage
To end (a contest, dispute, etc.) by giving one side the victory or by passing judgment.
Webster's New World
To cause to reach a decision.
Webster's New World
To arrive at a judgment, choice, or decision.
Webster's New World
To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about.
Decide a case; decided the dispute in favor of the workers.
American Heritage

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

  • From Old French decider, from Latin dēcīdere, infintive of dēcīdō (“cut off, decide”), from (“down from”) + caedō (“cut”).

    From Wiktionary


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