Synonyms of deciding


1. decision making, deciding, higher cognitive process

usage: the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"


1. decide, make up one's mind, determine

usage: reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

2. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate, end, terminate

usage: 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"

3. decide, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

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

4. decide, determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate

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


1. deciding(prenominal), determinant, determinative, determining(prenominal), decisive (vs. indecisive)

usage: having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"

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