Decide meaning

dĭ-sīd'
To reach a conclusion or form a judgment or opinion about (something) by reasoning or consideration.

Decide what to do.

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To decide is defined as to conclude, settle or make a choice.

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.

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To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about.

Decide a case; decided the dispute in favor of the workers.

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To influence or determine the outcome of.

A few votes decided the election.

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To cause to make or reach a decision.
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To cause someone to come to a decision.
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(intransitive) To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.

You must decide between good and evil.

I have decided that it is healthier to walk to work.

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To end (a contest, dispute, etc.) by giving one side the victory or by passing judgment.
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To make up one's mind, or reach a decision, about; determine.

To decide what to do.

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To cause to reach a decision.
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To arrive at a judgment, choice, or decision.
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To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.

The election will be decided on foreign policies.

We must decide our next move.

Her last-minute goal decided the game.

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To pronounce a judgment; announce a verdict.
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To reach a decision; make up one's mind.
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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