|1.||[ verb ] reach, make, or come to a decision about something|
"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
|Related terms:||choose measure regulate rule purpose judge orient seal will decision decision_making debate deliberate|
|2.||[ verb ] bring to an end; settle conclusively|
|Synonyms:||settle resolve adjudicate|
"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"
|Related terms:||end end judge adjust judge decision_making settler|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to decide|
"This new development finally decided me!"
|4.||[ verb ] influence or determine|
"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"