verb (used with object), decided, deciding.
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.
to determine or settle (something in dispute or doubt):
to decide an argument.
to bring (a person) to a decision; persuade or convince:
The new evidence decided him.
verb (used without object), decided, deciding.
to settle something in dispute or doubt:
The judge decided in favor of the plaintiff.
to make a judgment or determine a preference; come to a conclusion.
(may take a clause or an infinitive as object; when intransitive, sometimes foll by on or about) to reach a decision: decide what you want, he decided to go
(transitive) to cause (a person) to reach a decision: the weather decided me against going
(transitive) to determine or settle (a contest or question): he decided his future plans
(transitive) to influence decisively the outcome of (a contest or question): Borg’s stamina decided the match
(intransitive; foll by for or against) to pronounce a formal verdict
noun 1. the act or process of deciding; determination, as of a question or doubt, by making a judgment: They must make a decision between these two contestants. 2. the act of or need for making up one’s mind: This is a difficult decision. 3. something that is decided; resolution: She made a poor decision […]
verb (used with object), declared, declaring. 1. to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms: to declare one’s position in a controversy. 2. to announce officially; proclaim: to declare a state of emergency; to declare a winner. 3. to state emphatically: He declared that the allegation was a lie. 4. to […]
verb (used with object), decorated, decorating. 1. to furnish or adorn with something ornamental or becoming; embellish: to decorate walls with murals. 2. to plan and execute the design, furnishings, and ornamentation of the interior of (a house, office, apartment, etc.), especially by selecting colors, fabrics, and style of furniture, by making minor structural changes, […]
noun 1. something used for decorating; adornment; embellishment: The gymnasium was adorned with posters and crepe-paper decorations for the dance. 2. the act of decorating. 3. interior decoration. 4. a badge, medal, etc., conferred and worn as a mark of honor: a decoration for bravery. noun 1. an addition that renders something more attractive or […]