decide on/upon

phrasal verb

decided on/upon; deciding on/upon; decides on/upon
: to choose (something) after thinking about the possible choices
He decided on blue rather than green.
I am having trouble deciding on a gift for them.

Examples of decide on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the program slated to expire by the end of the year, lawmakers will have to decide on its future. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 The European Parliament should agree to similar legislation to that passed in the United States clearly stating the EU (where Buddhism is the third- or fourth-largest religion in many European countries) recognizes the sole right of the Dalai Lama to decide on his reincarnation. Lobsang Sangay, Foreign Affairs, 6 Nov. 2023 Judge Donato is expected to separately decide on allegations under California’s unfair competition law. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 1 Nov. 2023 During this meeting, representatives of ESA's member states will gather to decide on future funding levels and priorities for the space agency. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 27 Oct. 2023 The House cannot conduct business without a speaker installed, creating a dire situation due to a looming government shutdown on Nov. 17 and the urgent need to decide on funding packages for Israel and Ukraine. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 But before then, Judge Ural Glanville must decide on whether the jury can hear his lyrics as part of the prosecution’s case. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 9 Nov. 2023 Even absent an order, healthcare facilities can decide on their own to require masking. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Now the jury has returned its verdict, judge Lewis Kaplan will decide on an appropriate sentence for Bankman-Fried. WIRED, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Decide on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decide%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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