part of speech: verb
inflections: decides, deciding, decided
definition 1: to settle, choose, or solve.
- In a boxing match, judges decide the winner.
- We asked the teacher to decide our dispute.
synonyms: determine, resolve, settle, solve
definition 2: to bring to an end.
- The game was decided by a shot in the final second.
definition 3: to make a choice in one’s mind.
- He decided not to run away from home.
derivation: decider (n.)
Decide is from a Latin word that means “to cut off” or “to end.”