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de‧cide S1 W1 /dɪˈsaɪd/ verb
[Word Family: noun: decision, indecision; adverb: decidedly, decisively ≠ indecisively; adjective: decided ≠ undecided, decisive ≠ indecisive; verb: decide]
[date : 1300-1400; Language : French; Origin : décider, from Latin decidere 'to cut off, decide']
1. [INTRANSITIVE AND TRANSITIVE]
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 something
▪ Tina’s decided to go to Rome for her holidays.
▪ 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 something
▪ 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) something
▪ He eventually decided against telling her.
▪ After a long discussion, they decided in favour of (=chose) the older applicant.
to influence a situation or event so that a particular result is produced:
▪ It was the penalty kick that decided the match.
to be the reason for someone making a particular choice:
▪ Taxes could be the deciding factor for millions of floating voters.
decide somebody to do something
▪ The look he gave her decided her not to ask.
4. [INTRANSITIVE AND TRANSITIVE]
law to make an official or legal judgment:
▪ The Commission will have the power to decide disputes.
decide in favour of/against somebody
▪ If the Parole Board decides in his favour, the prisoner will be released.
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▪decide to make a choice to do something :
▪ We decided to send our son to a boarding school.
▪ I decided to go home early.
▪make up your mind to decide something, especially after thinking about it for a long time. Make up your mind is less formal than decide and is mainly used in spoken English :
▪ Have you made up your mind about where you’ll go on holiday?
▪choose to do something to decide to do something – especially when this is different from what people expect or tell you to do :
▪ She chose to ignore my advice.
▪ More young couples are choosing not to marry.
▪make a decision to decide after thinking carefully about something, especially about something that is very important :
▪ They made a decision not to have children.
▪resolve formal to decide that you will definitely do something, especially because you think it will be better for you, or because of your past experiences :
▪ She resolved to work hard at school.
▪determine formal to officially decide what something shall be :
▪ Each hospital can determine its own pay rates.
▪come down in favour of something British English, come down in favor of something American English to decide to support a particular plan, argument etc – used especially about groups of people :
▪ Eight of the ten committee members came down in favour of the changes.
▪come to/reach a decision to officially decide about something important after discussing and carefully considering it - used especially about groups of people :
▪ After two hours of discussion, the comittee had still not come to a decision on any of the proposals.
decide on/upon something phrasal verb
to choose something or someone after thinking carefully:
▪ Have you decided on a date for the wedding?
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be a matter for sb (to decide) (=be something that a particular person should decide)
▪ This is a matter for the judge.
decide on a date (=choose the date when something will happen)
▪ Have you decided on a date for the wedding yet?
decide/determine the outcome (=be the thing that causes the final result)
▪ This move untimately decided the outcome of the conflict.
▪ At the leadership elections today, it is their votes that will determine the outcome.
decide/settle sb’s/sth’s fate
▪ The meeting will decide the fate of the factory.
▪ The court’s decision settled Anderson’s fate.
decide/settle/resolve an issue (=solve it)
▪ The issue was settled after some tough negotiations.
▪ No deadline has been set to resolve the issue.
determine/decide the course of sth
▪ Don’t let chance decide the course of your career.
the deciding factor (=the reason for making a particular choice)
▪ The closeness of the river was probably the deciding factor when the site was chosen.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ The B &038; Q chain has already decided to do so, and Texas Homecare is likely to follow suit.
▪ Others said they have already decided who will get their vote, and the vice presidential selection will not sway their opinion.
▪ Governments have already decided that they can not accept a free currency market.
▪ Fifi had already decided on her baby doll and Carla was going through her private box of jewelry and mementos.
▪ But Hanger had already decided to go back to his prison at Grendon near Aylesbury.
▪ I have already decided to work only four days each week.
▪ Expert groups in many Western countries have already decided to lobby for changes towards a healthier lifestyle without waiting for results.
▪ Paquita had already decided something I was only beginning to imagine.
▪ Both the compromise issue and the cancellation issue were therefore finally decided by the Court of Appeal.
▪ Merrell Dow finally decided the cost of defending itself outweighed the revenue produced by sales of the drug.
▪ This can not be decided finally by the tribunal itself.
▪ She finally decided on the ham, potato salad and deviled eggs.
▪ She finally decided that she would go down to the garden and take a closer look.
▪ Driven to distraction by Rampo, I finally decided to abandon him.
▪ It was during that period that I finally decided to quit.
▪ I finally decided to hide from the world one more night with her, and the morning be damned.
▪ But before raising the money you must decide how much work you are going to do yourself.
▪ People had a right to decide how to spend their money rather than the government.
▪ Candidates, not networks, should decide how to communicate with citizens, the Kentucky Republican said.
▪ From that you will develop a training strategy and then be responsible for deciding how to implement that strategy.
▪ Who gave them the privilege not of working but of deciding how to?
▪ A committee decides how money is distributed but members can choose charities they want to support.
▪ Who decides how resources and goods will be distributed? 5.
▪ If the ombudsman decides the case should be examined, investigators will get to work.
▪ As a result, it decided to review the case on its own motion.
▪ The examining magistrate will decide to send the case to trial, except when proof of innocence is clear.
▪ The illusion that juries are deciding our civil cases is encouraged by the judges themselves.
▪ At the end of the police investigation the suspect must be taken before a prosecutor who decides how the case should proceed.
▪ But then the justices, in turn, would have to accelerate their process to decide the case before their summer recess.
▪ The alternative would be for the Court of Appeal to decide all the matters before it.
▪ If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each.
▪ The question of reasonableness would be for the court to decide.
▪ This requirement was the issue in Wilson; the court was asked to decide whether there was a valid offer and acceptance.
▪ Although Faulkner wanted a guarantee that the agreement was constitutionally sound, he was told the Supreme Court would decide.
▪ The Supreme Court is expected to decide later this year whether to hear arguments in the case.
▪ Supreme Court cases were decided differently.
▪ Until the courts do decide these issues, educators are probably best advised to follow the federal guidelines described above.
▪ His luck was in, at least for the moment, but he had already decided not to tempt fate again.
▪ And it seemed right that she should be the one to decide my fate.
▪ Now, it seems, they will decide the fate of his government.
▪ As in most fields, a group of senior people decides the professional fate of everyone, Strominger said.
▪ The next few days could decide the fate of thousands of hard-pressed workers, home owners and firms.
▪ They said public comment will help decide the fate of Fanita Ranch, which covers one-quarter of the city.
▪ It would hand over its property to its constituent republican bodies to decide their fate independently.
▪ An egm to decide the company's fate will be held on Thursday.
▪ She did not admit to herself that to leave it was also to decide the issue in advance.
▪ He may agree, and he is often the one who decides what issues will be dealt with and when.
▪ But late last month, Eckels said he wanted voters to have to decide the issue.
▪ Otherwise, Nero will play at the computer while forests burn, and sentiment rather than science will decide the issue.
▪ In early spring, 1861, the new Confederate government decided to force the issue.
▪ It would be deciding the issue in advance, if she took it.
▪ However, league and player representatives ultimately will decide the issue.
▪ The alternative would be for the Court of Appeal to decide all the matters before it.
▪ It was finally decided to refer the matter to the departmental assemblies.
▪ Under the Bill there will be problems deciding whether the matter has local or national significance.
▪ Although his ministers were never permitted to decide matters on their own account, Victor Amadeus delegated wide administrative powers to them.
▪ It is for individual members and their firms to decide what subject matter is useful and relevant to their needs.
▪ Yet of myself I can not decide the matter.
▪ One tactic she has used is to decide matters outside the formal Cabinet, either in committees or in informal groups.
▪ George Pataki asked Hill to give the governor some time to decide the matter.
▪ Assessing this potential helps the practitioner to decide how best to work with an elder when some breakdown in routine occurs.
▪ It will help him decide, make it real, set this one thing, a place, in his near future.
▪ So they won't even be of any use in helping them decide which subjects to specialise in.
▪ And Sandy helped me decide that I was gon na get it straight.
▪ All these questions can help you decide whether the ad is right or whether it needs changing.
▪ Maybe the headship qualification will help me to decide.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
say/think/decide etc otherwise
▪ But he knew that people thought otherwise, and that their false impression was his own fault.
▪ But I wanted to have it on the record, in case any of you think otherwise.
▪ Donald thinks otherwise - and the upshot may be that he will sue.
▪ Many might seek to use the asylum route and, indeed, it would be naive to think otherwise.
▪ People think otherwise, surely, from politicians: more simply, about horror, fear, survival?
▪ The rich supposedly think otherwise -- and manage to pay very little.
▪ To say otherwise would be bitterness and we know better than to surrender.
▪ To think otherwise, it seems, is to reveal oneself as an ignoramus who does not know enough characters.
sb has decided to honour us with their presence
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A 3-point basket in the final 5 seconds decided the game.
▪ Citizens must be allowed to decide their own futures.
▪ For a second he thought about using his gun, but decided against it.
▪ Have you decided whether to apply for that job?
▪ I've decided that I really must stop smoking.
▪ I don't mind which restaurant we go to. You decide.
▪ I listened to his story and decided he was probably telling the truth.
▪ I was so tired that I decided against going to the party after all.
▪ If you decide not to accept our offer, let me know.
▪ Martha took hours deciding which dress to wear.
▪ She decided to tell her mother all about it that evening.
▪ She couldn't decide whether the dress suited her or not.
▪ We'll support you whatever you decide.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ In the end I decided against it.
▪ It is the children who decide what they will communicate about.
▪ Or maybe you saw too much emotion around you and decided to avoid it to stay safe.
▪ She decided she could live on her reserves for a few hours, and went back to the hospital.
▪ The Court of Appeal had two reasons for deciding that Rule 1 did not apply.
▪ The parents decided that Sean might be more successful elsewhere, so they enrolled him in a recommended local private school.
▪ When you go to a place called Texas Bone, deciding what to order becomes a moot point.
▪ Wyatt decided to change the subject.
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