decide


decide
de|cide
W1S1 [dıˈsaıd] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: décider, from Latin decidere 'to cut off, decide']
1.) [I and T]
to make a choice or judgment about something, especially after considering all the possibilities or arguments
→↑decision
Has anything been decided yet?
decide to do sth
Tina's decided to go to Prague for her holidays.
decide (that)
It was decided that four hospitals should close.
decide who/what/whether etc
I can't decide whether I like him or not.
People have a right to decide how to spend their own money.
decide between sth
A meeting was called to decide between the three candidates.
decide for yourself
(=make your own decision)
You must decide for yourself.
The trainees decide among themselves what programs to take.
decide against/in favour of (doing) sth
He eventually decided against telling Georgina.
After a long discussion, they decided in favour of (=chose) the younger applicant.
2.) [T]
to influence a situation or event so that a particular result is produced
It was the penalty kick that decided the match.
3.) [T]
to be the reason for someone making a particular choice
Taxes could be the deciding factor for millions of floating voters.
decide sb to do sth
The look he gave her decided her not to ask.
4.) [I and T] law
to make an official or legal judgment
The Commission will have the power to decide disputes.
decide in favour of/against sb
If the Parole Board decides in his favour, the prisoner will be released.
decide on/upon [decide on/upon sth] phr v
to choose something or someone after thinking carefully
Have you decided on a date for the wedding?

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