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decide (verb), decides; decided; deciding
1. To make a choice or come to a conclusion about something: "Fortunately, we decided not to go on the trip because there was a severe storm."

"Her son was having a problem deciding which university to go to."

2. To make someone choose what to do or come to a conclusion about something: "You have to decide which presidential candidate you want to vote for."
3. To bring something to an end in a definite or obvious way: "The final football touchdown decided the winner of the game."
4. To come to a verdict or judgment after thinking about it: "They decided to start the party at 7 p.m. and so they informed their guests accordingly."
5. Etymology: from or French d├ęcider; from Latin decidere "to cut off" from the prefix de-, "off" + caedere "to cut, to strike".

"The term decide refers to a resolving of alternatives or difficulties by "cutting through them as if with a knife or a sword" and so dealing with them "at a stroke" or with "one complete action".

This entry is located in the following units: -cise, -cis, -cide (page 1) de- (page 6)
Units related to: “decide
(Greek: to separate; a separating, putting apart; a decision, decide; to judge)
(Latin: decide, determine a result; declare to be; right and power to interpret the law)
(Latin: to separate, to sift, to distinguish, to understand, to decide, to determine; separated, separation, to set apart; the glandular extraction or the movement out of a natural substance)
(Greek makhana, machana > Latin machina: machine, device, tool; an apparatus for applying mechanical power to do work; mekhanikos > machynen, decide a course of action, contrive, plot contrivance; a machine or the workings of machines)