Another word for decide
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These verbs mean to come to a decision. Decide is the least specific: “If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each” (John Marshall). Determine often involves somewhat narrower issues: A jury will determine the verdict. Settle stresses finality of decision: “The lama waved a hand to show that the matter was finally settled in his mind” (Rudyard Kipling). Rule implies that the decision is handed down by someone in authority: The committee ruled that changes in the curriculum should be implemented. Conclude suggests that a decision, opinion, or judgment has been arrived at after careful consideration: She concluded that the criticism was unjust. Resolve stresses the exercise of choice in making a firm decision: I resolved to lose weight.
Another word for decideverb
To make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law:adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, decree, determine, judge, referee, rule, umpire. See decide, law
To make up or cause to make up one's mind:conclude, determine, resolve, settle. See decide