1. reach, make, or come to a decision about something

- We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

Similar word(s): determine

Definition categories: cognition

2. bring to an end; settle conclusively

- The case was decided

- The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff

Similar word(s): adjudicate, resolve, settle

Definition categories: cognition, end, terminate

3. cause to decide

- This new development finally decided me!

Definition categories: cognition, cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

4. influence or determine

- The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election

Definition categories: cognition, determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape

Sentences with decide as a verb:

- The election will be decided on foreign policies.

- We must decide our next move.

- Her last-minute goal decided the game.

- You must decide between good and evil.

- I have decided that it is healthier to walk to work.