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To give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator
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  1. To give by the decision of a law court or arbitrator
  2. To give as the result of judging the relative merits of those in competition; grant
  3. The final decision of an arbitrator. The final decision of an arbitrator. The final decision of a court, jury, or administrative tribunal granting damages or other relief to a party. To formally grant such relief. See also confirmation, judgment, and order.
To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
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  1. To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
  2. To serve as a judge (in or on a dispute or problem)
  3. To hear and decide (a case); adjudge
To decide, especially by preference:
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  1. To decide, especially by preference:
  2. To pick out; select:
  3. (Theol.) To choose for eternal salvation
To fix definitely; determine or decide (something in doubt)
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  1. To fix definitely; determine or decide (something in doubt)
  2. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest:
  3. To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
(Idiomatic) To decide something over other options.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To decide something over other options.
To decide; resolve
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  1. To decide; resolve
  2. To be the cause of; bring about a result regarding:
  3. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
(--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
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  1. (--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
  2. To act or decide as a judge.
  3. To determine the winner of (a contest) or settle (a controversy)
To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
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  1. To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
  2. To come to a decision or agreement:
  3. To decide by reasoning; infer; deduce
To make a firm decision about:
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  1. To make a firm decision about:
  2. To find a solution to; solve:
  3. To cause (a person) to decide
To render a judicial decision or judgment concerning a disputed subject that is before the court. For example, a court may adjudge that a defendant is obligated to pay the damages sought by the plaintiff. To render a judicial decision or judgment concerning a disputed subject that is before the court. For example, a court may adjudge that a defendant is obligated to pay the damages sought by the plaintiff.
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  1. To render a judicial decision or judgment concerning a disputed subject that is before the court. For example, a court may adjudge that a defendant is obligated to pay the damages sought by the plaintiff. To render a judicial decision or judgment concerning a disputed subject that is before the court. For example, a court may adjudge that a defendant is obligated to pay the damages sought by the plaintiff.
  2. To regard, consider, or deem:
  3. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
To be the medium for bringing about (a result), conveying (an object), communicating (information), etc.
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  1. To be the medium for bringing about (a result), conveying (an object), communicating (information), etc.
  2. To work with two or more disputants in order to bring about an agreement, settlement, or compromise.
  3. To bring about (a settlement, for example) by working with all the conflicting parties.
To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease.
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  1. To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease.
  2. To gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly acts
  3. To regain or try to regain (friendship or goodwill) by pleasant behavior.
To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
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  1. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
  2. To give to an arbitrator to decide; settle by arbitration
  3. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
To arrive at a settlement by making concessions.
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  1. To arrive at a settlement by making concessions.
  2. To reduce the quality, value, or degree of something, such as one's ideals.
  3. To weaken or give up (one's principles, ideals, etc.) as for reasons of expediency
To decide or prefer
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  1. To decide or prefer
  2. To determine or decide:
  3. To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out:
(Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
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  1. (Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
  2. Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To express one's preference for a candidate or for a proposed resolution of an issue; cast a vote:
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  1. To express one's preference for a candidate or for a proposed resolution of an issue; cast a vote:
  2. To express the will or a preference in a matter by ballot, voice, etc.; give or cast a vote
  3. To decide, choose, enact, or authorize by vote
To require each member of (a jury, committee, etc.) to declare his or her vote individually
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  1. To require each member of (a jury, committee, etc.) to declare his or her vote individually
  2. To cut off or trim (hair, horns, or wool, for example); clip.
  3. To receive or record the votes of:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To decide.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To decide.
(Idiomatic) To decide; to reach a conclusion.
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To make a selection; choose
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  1. To make a selection; choose
  2. To take as a choice from among several; pick out.
  3. To choose or pick out from among others, as for excellence, desirability, etc.
To use a pick
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  1. To use a pick
  2. To provoke:
  3. To select or choose, esp. in a careful or fussy manner
(Sports) To secure (a divisional championship, for instance) before the end of regular season play by having an insurmountable lead.
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  1. (Sports) To secure (a divisional championship, for instance) before the end of regular season play by having an insurmountable lead.
  2. (Sports) To hold a boxing opponent's body with one or both arms to prevent or hinder punches.
  3. To settle (an argument, bargain, etc.) definitely
To order judicially; rule.
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  1. To order judicially; rule.
  2. To judge or decide by law
  3. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
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  1. To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
  2. To serve as a judge (in or on a dispute or problem)
  3. To hear and decide (a case); adjudge
To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
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  1. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
  2. To give to an arbitrator to decide; settle by arbitration
  3. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
To order, establish, or decide by decree:
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  1. To order, establish, or decide by decree:
  2. To issue a decree; ordain
  3. To order, decide, or appoint by decree or officially
To decide; resolve
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  1. To decide; resolve
  2. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
  3. To settle (a dispute, question, etc.) conclusively; decide
(--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
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  1. (--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
  2. To act or decide as a judge.
  3. To determine the winner of (a contest) or settle (a controversy)
To act as referee
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  1. To act as referee
  2. To act as referee for (a game, sport, etc.) or regarding (a legal matter, scholarly article, etc.)
  3. To judge as referee.
To decide or declare authoritatively or judicially; decree:
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  1. To decide or declare authoritatively or judicially; decree:
  2. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
  3. Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
To act as referee for; rule or judge.
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  1. To act as referee for; rule or judge.
To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
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  1. To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
  2. To come to a decision or agreement:
  3. To decide; determine
To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
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  1. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
  2. To settle (a dispute, question, etc.) conclusively; decide
  3. To decide; resolve
To remove or dispel (doubts).
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  1. To remove or dispel (doubts).
  2. To find the solution or an answer to (a problem); solve
  3. To cause (a person) to decide
To reach a decision; decide:
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  1. To reach a decision; decide:
  2. To prevent from creating a disturbance or interfering, or from continuing in such action, as by a reprimand or a blow
  3. To fix definitely; determine or decide (something in doubt)

Synonym Study

  • Resolve implies either finding a solution to a problem to resolve a longing-standing issue or a firmness of intention to carry through a decision he resolved to lose 10 pounds
  • To conclude is to decide after careful investigation or reasoning
  • Settle stresses finality in a decision, often one arrived at by arbitration, and implies the termination of all doubt or controversy
  • Determine in addition suggests that the form, character, function, scope, etc. of something are precisely fixed the club decided on a lecture series and appointed a committee to determine the speakers, the dates, etc.
  • Decide implies the bringing to an end of vacillation, doubt, dispute, etc. by making up one's mind as to an action, course, or judgment
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