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Synonyms for decide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decide, make up one's mind, determine(verb)

    reach, make, or come to a decision about something

    "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

    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, adjudicate(verb)

    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"

    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. decide(verb)

    cause to decide

    "This new development finally decided me!"

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

  4. decide(verb)

    influence or determine

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

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


  1. decide(verb)

    pick, make up ones mind, determine, choose

  2. decide(verb)

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

    pick, determine, choose, make up ones mind

  3. decide(verb)

    To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.

    make up ones mind, pick, determine, choose

  4. decide(verb)

    To cause someone to come to a decision.

    pick, choose, determine, make up ones mind

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decide(v. a.)

    settle, conclude, terminate, end

  2. decide(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decide(v)

    determine, settle, conclude, resolve

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How to use decide in a sentence?

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    What concerns me is for a politician to try to decide this, i don't know. I'm not interested in trying to figure it out. That's what Mueller's there for.

  2. Michael Roth:

    It is in the hands of those responsible in Turkey to decide whether they want to be a member of this European community of values, i would suggest we do not slam the door shut. That would be a wrong signal toward those in Turkey who still long for European values.

  3. Icahn Capital executive Jonathan Christodoro:

    As we have said many times in the past, we believe that if an offer is made for a company it should be the decision of the shareholders – not the board – to decide whether that offer is worth accepting.

  4. Judge James Burke:

    To make that determination in this case, you must decide if the required intent can be inferred beyond a reasonable doubt from the proven facts.

  5. Akira Nozaki:

    We will closely look at the market and customer trends to decide next steps while continuing full production.

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