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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 from WordNet

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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