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See also décidé

English[]

Etymology[]

From French décider or Latin decidere ‘cut off, decide’, from de- + caedere ‘cut’.

Pronunciation[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Decide

Third person singular
decid

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Decide (third-person singular simple present decid, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.
    The election will be decided on foreign policies.
    We must decide our next move.
    Her last-minute goal decided the game.
  2. (intransitive) To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.
    You must decide between good and evil.
    I have decided that it is healthier to walk to work.
  3. (transitive) To cause someone to come to a decision.
    • 1920, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Three Gables" (Norton edition, 2005, p. 1537),
      It decides me to look into the matter, for if it is worth anyone's while to take so much trouble, there must be something in it.

Usage notes[]

  • This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Synonyms[]

  • make up one's mind
  • choose
  • determine

Related terms[]

Translations[]

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Anagrams[]

  • cddeei,
  • deiced

Italian[]

Verb form[]

decide

  1. third person singular present tense of decidere

Anagrams[]

  • cddeei,
  • decedi

Spanish[]

Verb[]

Decide (infinitive decidir)

  1. informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of decidir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of decidir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of decidir.

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