Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb decide

4 senses of decide

Sense 1
decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 2
decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate -- (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")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 3
decide -- (cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!")
       => induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

Sense 4
decide -- (influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election")
       => determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")

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