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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 consider the possibilities and choose what is best.
The judges decided the winner of the competition.He decided that he would look for another job.
synonyms:
determine, settle, solve
similar words:
choose, complete, finish
definition 2: to choose to do something or make a choice between different things.
They decided to go to Florida for vacation.He decided on a used car instead of a new one.
similar words:
consider, intend, pick
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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