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Another word for decide

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Verb
  1. To make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law

      1. A person appointed to rule on plays, especially in baseball.
      2. A person appointed to settle a dispute that mediators have been unable to resolve; an arbitrator.
      3. To act as referee for; rule or judge.
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. One to whom something is referred, especially for settlement, decision, or an opinion as to the thing's quality.
      2. An official supervising the play; an umpire.
      3. A person appointed by a court to assist a judge in the trying of a case or to hear certain types of cases.
      1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
      2. To hear and decide on in a court of law:
      3. To pass sentence on; condemn.
      1. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation:
      2. To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control:
      3. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
      1. An authoritative order having the force of law.
      2. The judgment of a court of equity.
      3. The judgment of a court.
      1. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
      2. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
      3. To serve as an arbitrator or arbiter.
      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 study and settle (a dispute or conflict):
      3. To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
      1. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
      2. To order judicially; rule.
      3. To award (damages, for example) by law.
  2. To make up or cause to make up one's mind

      1. To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement.
      2. To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.
      3. To make the determinations and distributions of (a trust).
      1. To make a firm decision about:
      2. To decide or express by formal vote:
      3. To cause (a person) to reach a decision:
      1. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation:
      2. To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control:
      3. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
      1. To bring to an end; close:
      2. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement):
      3. To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning:
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    decide

Another word for decide

Verb

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