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Definition 1: reach, make, or come to a decision about something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where decide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

Synonyms for decide in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of decide ) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

"Measure the length of the wall"

(... is a kind of decide ) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

"The football star was tried for the murder of his wife" "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"

(... is a kind of decide ) determine one's position with reference to another point

"We had to orient ourselves in the forest"

(... is a kind of decide ) decide with authority

"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

(... is a kind of decide ) reach a decision

"he resolved never to drink again"

(... is a kind of decide ) decide irrevocably

"sealing dooms"

(... is a kind of decide ) determine by choice

"This action was willed and intended"

(... is a kind of decide ) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of decide ) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

"We cannot regulate the way people dress" "This town likes to regulate"

(decide implies ...) discuss the pros and cons of an issue

Definition 2: bring to an end; settle conclusively - [verb of cognition]

Samples where decide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for decide in the sense of this definition

(decide is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of decide ) determine the result of (a competition)

(... is a kind of decide ) decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Definition 3: cause to decide - [verb of cognition]

Samples where decide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This new development finally decided me!

(decide is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

(decide causes ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

Definition 4: influence or determine - [verb of cognition]

Samples where decide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election

(decide is a kind of ...) shape or influence; give direction to

"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

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