verb (used with object), de·cid·ed, de·cid·ing.
verb (used without object), de·cid·ed, de·cid·ing.
Origin of decide
Related Words for decideresolve, elect, conclude, rule, set, choose, determine, vote, end, establish, agree, select, opt, decree, clinch, tap, figure, adjudicate, gather, guess
Examples from the Web for decide
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 9, 2015
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
People always have to perceive the problems before them, including many unexpected nuances, and decide how to handle them.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
Washington cannot let others—whether in Pyongyang or Beijing or Moscow, or Tehran—decide what Americans read or watch.U.S. Should Make North Korea Pay for Sony Hack
Gordon G. Chang
December 18, 2014
But most women do the walk with their man, even if they later wise up and decide to leave him after all.Why Didn’t Camille Dump Bill Cosby?
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of decide
Let me hear from your own lips the words that must decide my destiny.
I do not presume to decide whether all that is believed has the inward significancy.
Still, I must tell you all about certain things before you decide.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
To decide the question, I read two books; one agrees with you, and the other with Hardy.Life in London
I cannot decide which way to turn to reach Fifth Avenue again.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
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.