HyperDic: decide

English > 4 senses of the word decide:
VERBcognitiondecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
cognitiondecide, settle, resolve, adjudicatebring to an end
cognitiondecidecause to decide
cognitiondecideinfluence or determine
decide > pronunciation
Soundsdihsay'd
Rhymesabide ... Yuletide: 172 rhymes with ayd...
English > decide: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningreach, make, or come to a decision about something.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey decide to move
Example"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
Synonymsmake up one's mind, determine
Entailsdebate, deliberatediscuss the pros and cons of an issue
Caused bydecideCause to decide
Narrowerchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
judge, adjudicate, tryput on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
measure, mensurate, measure outDetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
orient, orientateDetermine one's position with reference to another point
purpose, resolvereach a decision
regulate, regularize, regularise, order, governBring into conformity with rules or principles / principles or usage
rule, decreedecide with authority
sealdecide irrevocably
willDetermine by choice
Spanishconcluir, decidirse, decidir, determinar, resolver
Catalandecidir, determinar, prendre una decisió
Adjectivesdecisivecharacterized by decision and firmness
Nounsdecidingthe cognitive process of reaching a decision
decisionthe act of making up your mind about something
English > decide: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningBring to an end; settle conclusively.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The case was decided"
  • "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"
Synonymssettle, resolve, adjudicate
Narroweradjustdecide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
judgeDetermine the result of (a competition)
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishadjudicar, decidir, dirimir, resolver, solucionar, solventar
Catalanadjudicar, decidir, dirimir
Adjectivesdecisivecharacterized by decision and firmness
Nounsdecidingthe cognitive process of reaching a decision
English > decide: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningCause to decide.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"This new development finally decided me!"
Cause todecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
Broaderinduce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeCause to do
Catalandecidir
English > decide: 4 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningInfluence or determine.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
Broaderdetermine, shape, mold, influence, regulateshape or influence
Adjectivesdecisivedetermining or having the power to determine an outcome

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