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Synonyms for decide
dɪˈsaɪdde·cide

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  1. decideverb

    Synonyms:
    make up ones mind, determine, choose, pick

  2. decideverb

    To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.

    Synonyms:
    pick, determine, choose, make up ones mind

  3. decideverb

    To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.

    Synonyms:
    make up ones mind, pick, determine, choose

  4. decideverb

    To cause someone to come to a decision.

    Synonyms:
    pick, choose, determine, make up ones mind

Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 4 votes

  1. decide, make up one's mind, determineverb

    reach, make, or come to a decision about something

    "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

    Synonyms:
    influence, square off, ascertain, adjudicate, see, set, watch, square up, settle, learn, determine, define, mold, resolve, specify, make up one's mind, fix, find out, check, find, regulate, shape, limit

  2. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicateverb

    bring to an end; settle conclusively

    "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

    Synonyms:
    settle, judge, descend, make up, patch up, nail down, sink, settle down, go down, square off, answer, solve, subside, root, determine, purpose, steady down, go under, conclude, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, dissolve, get back, adjudicate, conciliate, make up one's mind, square up, resolve, locate, break up, try, finalize, take root

  3. decideverb

    cause to decide

    "This new development finally decided me!"

    Synonyms:
    make up one's mind, resolve, determine, settle, adjudicate

  4. decideverb

    influence or determine

    "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

    Synonyms:
    make up one's mind, resolve, determine, settle, adjudicate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decideverb

    Synonyms:
    settle, conclude, terminate, end

  2. decideverb

    Synonyms:
    determine, conclude, come to a conclusion, give a decision

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decideverb

    Synonyms:
    determine, settle, conclude, resolve

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How to use decide in a sentence?

  1. Chantel Bonneau:

    That’s a good way of building that habit of paying rent or building a cushion, so they have options when they decide to move out.

  2. William Von Raab:

    There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

  3. Brett Kavanaugh:

    A good judge must be an umpire – a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy, i don’t decide cases based on personal or policy preferences. I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge. I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge.

  4. John Curtis:

    Those of you who know me well know that I spent a long time trying to decide if this was the right thing to do, i had to know in my heart that this was the right thing for me, for my family and for the district. I ’m here to tell you that I bring experience, engagement and effectiveness that nobody else can.

  5. Abbie M. Dale:

    To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.


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