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Adjective: deciding  di'sI-ding
  1. Having the power or quality of deciding
    "cast the deciding vote";
    - determinant, determinative, determining
Noun: deciding  di'sI-ding
  1. The cognitive process of reaching a decision
    "a good executive must be good at deciding";
    - decision making
Verb: decide  di'sId
  1. Reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations";
    - make up one's mind, determine
     
  2. 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
     
  3. Cause to decide
    "This new development finally decided me!"
     
  4. Influence or determine
    "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

See also: decisive

Type of: cause, determine, end, get, have, higher cognitive process, induce, influence, make, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], regulate, shape, stimulate, terminate

Encyclopedia: Decide, KY