English verb: decide
|1.||decide (cognition) reach, make, or come to a decision about something|
|Samples||We finally decided after lengthy deliberations.|
|Examples||They decide to move|
|Synonyms||determine, make up one's mind|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
|Narrower (hyponym)||adjudicate, choose, decree, govern, judge, measure, measure out, mensurate, order, orient, orientate, pick out, purpose, regularise, regularize, regulate, resolve, rule, seal, select, take, try, will|
|2.||decide (cognition) bring to an end; settle conclusively|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||adjudicate, resolve, settle|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||end, terminate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||adjust, judge|
|3.||decide (cognition) cause to decide|
|Samples||This new development finally decided me!.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate|
|Cause||decide, determine, make up one's mind|
|4.||decide (cognition) influence or determine|
|Samples||The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape|