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decide


decide

verb

Definition of DECIDE

1
to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration <they decided to go out for pizza after the movie was over>
Synonyms choose, conclude, determine, figure, name, opt, resolve, settle (on or upon)
2
to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute) <the judge decided that the defendant was not liable for damages>
Near Antonyms equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, skirt
3
to come to an agreement or decision concerning the details of <we waited for our captors to decide our fate>
Synonyms agree (on), decide, fix, set, settle
4
to make final, definite, or beyond dispute <the huge sum that they were offering decided the matter: we would sell the house>
Near Antonyms confuse, muddle, muddy, unsettle
5
to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information <the commanding officer decided that the soldier was indeed telling the truth>

February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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