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Meaning of decide

de•cide

Pronunciation: (di-sīd'), [key]
— v., -cid•ed, -cid•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to solve or conclude (a question, controversy, or struggle) by giving victory to one side: The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff.
  2. to determine or settle (something in dispute or doubt): to decide an argument.
  3. to bring (a person) to a decision; persuade or convince: The new evidence decided him.
—v.i.
  1. to settle something in dispute or doubt: The judge decided in favor of the plaintiff.
  2. to make a judgment or determine a preference; come to a conclusion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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