Verb: decide di'sId
- Reach, make, or come to a decision about something
"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations";
- make up one's mind, determine
- Bring to an end; come to a final conclusion
"The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favour of the plaintiff";
- settle, resolve, adjudicate
- Cause to decide
"This new development finally decided me!"
- Influence or determine
"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
Derived forms: deciding, decides, decided
Type of: cause, determine, end, get, have, induce, influence, make, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], regulate, shape, stimulate, terminate
Encyclopedia: Decide, KY