verb (used with object), de·cid·ed, de·cid·ing.
verb (used without object), de·cid·ed, de·cid·ing.
Origin of decide
Examples from the Web for decide
Between 25 and 30, you’re trying to decide how much longer before you start growing a beard and calling yourself ‘Daddy.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Where the U.S. once depended on its own forces to determine who was military material, this time the Iraqis will decide.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
People always have to perceive the problems before them, including many unexpected nuances, and decide how to handle them.
Washington cannot let others—whether in Pyongyang or Beijing or Moscow, or Tehran—decide what Americans read or watch.
But most women do the walk with their man, even if they later wise up and decide to leave him after all.
Later, an assembly was convened to decide what should be done.The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate|Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
Whether the former gives a dryer product or not, the author cannot decide.Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel|Samuel William Johnson
The tracery of a rose window over the door of the North aisle, is gone, and perhaps it is difficult to decide what it meant.Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide|Thomas Bellamy
It is quite impossible for me to decide if, by digging straight down, I shall come to a hollow cell or to a solid wall.The Mason-bees|J. Henri Fabre
They must decide to-day without any other conditions than those you have offered them; to-morrow it will be too late.The Companions of Jehu|Alexandre Dumas, pre
Word Origin for decide
late 14c., "to settle a dispute," from Old French decider, from Latin decidere "to decide, determine," literally "to cut off," from de- "off" (see de-) + caedere "to cut" (see -cide). For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. Sense is of resolving difficulties "at a stroke." Meaning "to make up one's mind" is attested from 1830. Related: Decided; deciding.