1. [ verb ] reach, make, or come to a decision about something
Synonyms: make_up_one's_mind determine

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

Related terms: choose measure regulate rule purpose judge orient seal will decision decision_making debate deliberate
2. [ verb ] bring to an end; settle conclusively
Synonyms: settle resolve adjudicate

"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"

Related terms: end end judge adjust judge decision_making settler
3. [ verb ] cause to decide

"This new development finally decided me!"

Related terms: induce
4. [ verb ] influence or determine

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

Related terms: determine
Similar spelling:   deuced