Definitions for "DECIDE"
To succumb to the preponderance of one set of influences over another set. A leaf was riven from a tree, "I mean to fall to earth," said he. The west wind, rising, made him veer. "Eastward," said he, "I now shall steer." The east wind rose with greater force. Said he: "'Twere wise to change my course." With equal power they contend. He said: "My judgment I suspend." Down died the winds; the leaf, elate, Cried: "I've decided to fall straight." "First thoughts are best?" That's not the moral; Just choose your own and we'll not quarrel. Howe'er your choice may chance to fall, You'll have no hand in it at all. G.J.
To choose from among alternatives or possibilities so as to end debate or uncertainty.
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"
To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.
To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant.
reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
denote development disappear do
Keywords:  cut, separate, off
To cut off; to separate.
Keywords:  finally, new, development, cause
cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"