[ US /ˌdɪˈsaɪd/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈa‍ɪd/ ]
  1. cause to decide
    This new development finally decided me!
  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
  3. influence or determine
    The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election
  4. reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
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How To Use decide In A Sentence

  • The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.
  • She decided she would try to forget the episode by the lake.
  • But after three years of frantic knitting, they decided to end the challenge, despite reaching halfway.
  • You should need some extreme persuasion - far more than the directors say-so in the accounts - to decide that a company bleeding cash might be turning a profit.
  • The prosecution has been given a week to decide whether to retry the case. Times, Sunday Times
  • They decided to pipe the water in from the Changjiang River nearby.
  • That night, to reduce suspicion, I decide to go drinking with the trishaw drivers.
  • Such a usage is ethically unacceptable, politically manipulative and decidedly unhistorical.
  • Then the court will decide who must take care of minor children unless the parents have appointed a guardian.
  • Leaving London they went to Paris, where they passed a few days, but soon grew weary of the place; and Lord Chetwynde, feeling a kind of languor, which seemed to him like a premonition of disease, he decided to go to Germany. The Cryptogram A Novel
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