Origin of decided
Synonyms for decided
Antonyms for decided
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 decidedpronounced, sure, distinct, determined, settled, resolved, certain, established, assured, fated, clear, express, predetermined, destined, clear-cut, cinched, nailed, prearranged, firm, set
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Contemporary Examples of decided
Then Eminem decided he wanted in on some of the mean-spirited misogyny, actually rapping about raping Iggy.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year
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Further, in the Super Tuesday states of Florida, Texas, and Virginia, Paul is operating at a decided disadvantage.GOP Won’t Forgive Rand for Cop Critique
December 23, 2014
Cocker, for his part, worked briefly as an apprentice gasfitter but decided to take the plunge into the world of commercial music.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
December 23, 2014
On Christmas weekend, a North Korean tyrant has decided what American teenagers will see on the silver screen.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
December 19, 2014
I have now decided to go on hunger strike to protest at this injustice.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
December 18, 2014
Historical Examples of decided
He decided, too, that he could think better with something mechanical to occupy his hands.
He decided he ought to think more about what he was doing and what he should do.
He caught but two fish, and they were so small that he decided not to offer them for sale.
I summoned him to an interview, and informed him in decided terms that I must be master in my own ship.
You didn't seem like a New York man either, and I decided you weren't.
Word Origin for decide
"resolute," 1790, past participle adjective from decide. A decided victory is one whose reality is not in doubt; a decisive one goes far toward settling some issue. Related: Decidedly.
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.