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1. decide  (verb) 
reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

  Also known as: make up one's mind, determine


  Entails:
    debate     deliberate

  More Specific:
measure / mensurate / measure out - determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
choose / take / select / pick out - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
will - determine by choice
seal - decide irrevocably
purpose / resolve - reach a decision
rule / decree - decide with authority
orient / orientate - determine one''s position with reference to another point
judge / adjudicate / try - put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
regulate / regularize / regularise / order / govern - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage


2. decide  (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"

  Also known as: settle, resolve, adjudicate


  More Specific:
judge - determine the result of (a competition)
adjust - decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim


  More Generic:
    end     terminate


3. decide  (verb) 
cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"



  Cause:
    decide
    make up one's mind
    determine


  More Generic:
    induce     stimulate     cause     have     get     make


4. decide  (verb) 
influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"



  More Generic:
    determine     shape     mold     influence     regulate


 

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