Decide

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decide \De*cide"\, verb (used without an object) To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant.

Who shall decide, when doctors disagree? --Pope.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decide \De*cide"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Decided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deciding}.] [L. dec[imac]dere; de- + caedere to cut, cut off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. d['e]cider. Cf. {Decision}.]

1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]

Our seat denies us traffic here; The sea, too near, decides us from the rest. --Fuller.

2. To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.

So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it. --1 Kings xx. 40.

The quarrel toucheth none but us alone; Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

decide

verb

1: reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations" [syn: {decide}, {make up one's mind}, {determine}]

2: bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance" [syn: {decide}, {settle}, {resolve}, {adjudicate}]

3: cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"

4: influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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