- 1to make a choice or come to a conclusion about something
- 2to cause something to end in a particular way
Using decide: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "decide" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I can't decide which dress to wear.
We decided to go on vacation.
The judge will decide the case tomorrow.
She decided against quitting her job.
decide Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using decide
I can't make up my mind whether to go to the party or stay home.
Once we signed the contract, the die was cast and we couldn't back out.
I had to put my foot down and tell him that he couldn't borrow any more money.
Phrases with decide
Have you decided on a name for the baby yet?
He decided against buying the car because it was too expensive.
I'll let you decide what we should have for dinner tonight.
Origins of decide
from Latin 'decidere', meaning 'to cut off'
Summary: decide in Brief
To 'decide' [dɪˈsaɪd] is to make a choice or reach a conclusion, as in 'I can't decide which dress to wear.' It can also mean to cause something to end in a particular way, as in 'She decided against quitting her job.' 'Decide' is often used in phrases like 'decide on' and 'decide against,' and idioms like 'make up one's mind,' 'the die is cast,' and 'put one's foot down.'