Etymology
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decide (v.)

late 14c., "to settle a dispute, determine a controversy," from Old French decider, from Latin decidere "to decide, determine," literally "to cut off," from de "off" (see de-) + caedere "to cut" (from PIE root *kae-id- "to strike"). For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. Sense is of resolving difficulties "at a stroke." Meaning "to make up one's mind" is attested from 1830. Related: 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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