Meaning of DECIDE in English

DECIDE

■ verb come to or bring to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration.

↘give a judgement concerning a matter or legal case.

↘resolve or settle (an issue or contest).

Derivatives

decidable adjective

deciding adjective

Origin

ME: from Fr. décider , from L. ~re 'determine', from de- 'off' + caedere 'cut'.

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