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decide

de·cide

decide

 
 
pronunciation:
dih saId
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part of speech: verb
inflections: decided, decides, deciding
definition 1: to settle, choose, or solve.
In a boxing match, judges decide the winner.We asked the teacher to decide our dispute.
synonyms:
determine, resolve, settle, solve
similar words:
arbitrate, choose, complete, finish, umpire
definition 2: to bring to an end.
The game was decided by a shot in the final second.
synonyms:
conclude
similar words:
resolve
definition 3: to make a choice in one's mind.
He decided not to run away from home.
similar words:
consider, intend, pick, ponder, settle
derivation: decider (n.)
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Decide is from a Latin word that means "to cut off" or "to end."
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