Definition of 'decide'
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You voted in the referendum and a very clear majority decided to do just that. The Sun (2016)He decided not to contest the retrospective charge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The boss and the chairman are going to decide. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If the teams are still equal the match is decided by penalties. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They just decided not to take any notice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Producers should consider letting the viewers decide who goes into the live shows. The Sun (2016)You have to decide about risk. The Sun (2017)There are various ways of deciding if a person is really self-employed. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One day, we decided to think about getting a little bolthole of our own. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than that, embarrassed by the debacle at Gleneagles two years ago they actually decided to do something positive about it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What have you decided to do about it? On the Edge: A History of Poor Black Children and Their American Dreams (1993)You just decide to do what you are going to do and let that speak for itself. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The recipient can then decide whether to contest it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That happened partly because one person decided to expect the best. Christianity Today (2000)How do you decide what something must be called? Times, Sunday Times (2006)They decided to go for the lineout rather than the kick at goal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It would be for the devolved administrations to decide whether to match the guarantee. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She was deciding what was about to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Like he just decided it would stop. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If only the contest could be decided this way and not in court. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Hardly anybody attends when it has something to decide on. The Sun (2015)It is a match that will decide the unofficial world championship. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She urges local care trusts to forget about money when deciding whether to offer the miracle treatment. The Sun (2006)He decided not to contest the charge. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He also scored the winning try in the deciding match. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was mainly about deciding to do it the biblical way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But he danced through a sea of legs to decide the contest. The Sun (2011)We decided to go for it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sometimes, a person decides not to proceed further. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So if the person you decide to purchase from is unlicensed, you should tread carefully. Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)This was a big game but it's not going to decide our season. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We've just decided to be open and honest about it. The Sun (2013)Choose the right person, decide what you are going to say to them and choose the right moment. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)
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Translations for 'decide'
British English: decide /dɪˈsaɪd/ VERB
If you decide to do something, you choose to do it.
She decided to do a secretarial course.
- American English: decide
- Arabic: يُقَرِّرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: decidir
- Chinese: 决定
- Croatian: odlučiti
- Czech: rozhodnout (se)
- Danish: beslutte
- Dutch: beslissen
- European Spanish: decidir
- Finnish: päättää
- French: décider
- German: entscheiden (sich)
- Greek: αποφασίζω
- Italian: decidere
- Japanese: 決定する
- Korean: 결심하다
- Norwegian: bestemme
- Polish: zdecydować
- European Portuguese: decidir
- Romanian: a decide
- Russian: решать
- Spanish: decidir
- Swedish: bestämma
- Thai: ตัดสินใจ
- Turkish: karar vermek
- Ukrainian: вирішувати
- Vietnamese: quyết định
Definition of decide from the Collins English Dictionary
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