decide


decide
decider, n.
/di suyd"/, v., decided, deciding.
v.t.
1. to solve or conclude (a question, controversy, or struggle) by giving victory to one side: The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff.
2. to determine or settle (something in dispute or doubt): to decide an argument.
3. to bring (a person) to a decision; persuade or convince: The new evidence decided him.
v.i.
4. to settle something in dispute or doubt: The judge decided in favor of the plaintiff.
5. to make a judgment or determine a preference; come to a conclusion.
[1350-1400; ME deciden < MF decider < L decidere lit., to cut off, equiv. to de- DE- + -cidere (comb. form of caedere to cut)]
Syn. 1. DECIDE, RESOLVE, DETERMINE imply settling upon a purpose and being able to adhere to it. To DECIDE is to make up one's mind as to what shall be done and the way to do it: He decided to go today. To RESOLVE is to show firmness of purpose: He resolved to ask for a promotion. To DETERMINE is to make up one's mind and then to stick to a fixed or settled purpose: determined to maintain his position at all costs.

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