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decide (v.)

14世纪末, “解决争端, 确定争议”, 来自古法语 decider, 来自拉丁语 decidere “决定, 确定”, 字面意思是“切断”, 来自 de “切断” (见 de-) + caedere “切断” (来自PIE根 *kae-id- “打击” ). 拉丁语元音变化, 见 acquisition. 意思是“一下子” 解决困难. 意为“下定决心”, 1830年有证. 相关链接: Decided; deciding.

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Definitions of decide

decide (v.)
reach, make, or come to a decision about something;
We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
Synonyms: make up one's mind / determine
decide (v.)
bring to an end; settle conclusively;
The case was decided
The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
Synonyms: settle / resolve / adjudicate
decide (v.)
cause to decide;
This new development finally decided me!
decide (v.)
influence or determine;
The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election
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