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The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda.
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Meaning of "decide" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DECIDE

From Old French decider, from Latin dēcīdere, literally: to cut off, from caedere to cut.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DECIDE

decide  [dɪˈsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DECIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Decide is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb decide in English.

WHAT DOES DECIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of decide in the English dictionary

The first definition of decide in the dictionary is to reach a decision. Other definition of decide is to cause to reach a decision. Decide is also to determine or settle.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DECIDE

PRESENT

Present
I decide
you decide
he/she/it decides
we decide
you decide
they decide
Present continuous
I am deciding
you are deciding
he/she/it is deciding
we are deciding
you are deciding
they are deciding
Present perfect
I have decided
you have decided
he/she/it has decided
we have decided
you have decided
they have decided
Present perfect continuous
I have been deciding
you have been deciding
he/she/it has been deciding
we have been deciding
you have been deciding
they have been deciding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I decided
you decided
he/she/it decided
we decided
you decided
they decided
Past continuous
I was deciding
you were deciding
he/she/it was deciding
we were deciding
you were deciding
they were deciding
Past perfect
I had decided
you had decided
he/she/it had decided
we had decided
you had decided
they had decided
Past perfect continuous
I had been deciding
you had been deciding
he/she/it had been deciding
we had been deciding
you had been deciding
they had been deciding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will decide
you will decide
he/she/it will decide
we will decide
you will decide
they will decide
Future continuous
I will be deciding
you will be deciding
he/she/it will be deciding
we will be deciding
you will be deciding
they will be deciding
Future perfect
I will have decided
you will have decided
he/she/it will have decided
we will have decided
you will have decided
they will have decided
Future perfect continuous
I will have been deciding
you will have been deciding
he/she/it will have been deciding
we will have been deciding
you will have been deciding
they will have been deciding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would decide
you would decide
he/she/it would decide
we would decide
you would decide
they would decide
Conditional continuous
I would be deciding
you would be deciding
he/she/it would be deciding
we would be deciding
you would be deciding
they would be deciding
Conditional perfect
I would have decide
you would have decide
he/she/it would have decide
we would have decide
you would have decide
they would have decide
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been deciding
you would have been deciding
he/she/it would have been deciding
we would have been deciding
you would have been deciding
they would have been deciding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you decide
we let´s decide
you decide
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to decide
Past participle
decided
Present Participle
deciding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DECIDE


alongside
əˈlɒŋˌsaɪd
aside
əˈsaɪd
backside
ˌbækˈsaɪd
beside
bɪˈsaɪd
blind-side
ˈblaɪnd ˈsaɪd
coincide
ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd
discide
dɪˈsaɪd
excide
ɪkˈsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
inside
ˈɪnˈsaɪd
offside
ˈɒfˈsaɪd
onside
ˌɒnˈsaɪd
outside
ˌaʊtˈsaɪd
prolicide
ˌprəʊlɪˈsaɪd
redecide
ˌriːdɪˈsaɪd
Riverside
ˈrɪvəˌsaɪd
side
saɪd
subside
səbˈsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
therebeside
ˌðɛəbɪˈsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DECIDE

deciare
decibel
decidability
decidable
decided
decidedly
decidedness
decider
deciding
decidua
deciduae
decidual
deciduate
deciduous
deciduously
deciduousness
decigram
decigramme
decile
deciliter

WORDS THAT END LIKE DECIDE

acaricide
algaecide
bactericide
Barmecide
deicide
ecocide
foeticide
fungicide
genocide
germicide
herbicide
infanticide
insecticide
negligent homicide
patricide
pesticide
regicide
rodenticide
silicide
spermicide

Synonyms and antonyms of decide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DECIDE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «decide» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of decide

Translation of «decide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DECIDE

Find out the translation of decide to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of decide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «decide» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

决定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

decidir
570 millions of speakers

English

decide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तय
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يُقَرِّرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

решать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

decidir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সিদ্ধান্ত নেন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

décider
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membuat keputusan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

entscheiden (sich)
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

決定する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

결심하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mutusake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quyết định
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ठरवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karar ver
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

decidere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zdecydować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вирішувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a decide
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποφασίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besluit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bestämma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bestemme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of decide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DECIDE»

The term «decide» is very widely used and occupies the 4.139 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DECIDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about decide

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10 QUOTES WITH «DECIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word decide.
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Scott Adkins
Whenever you're looking at new ways to get in shape, first you have to decide what you want. Do you want a more muscular look, or do you want to slim down and appear more toned and ripped? I adapt my training and diet with each role I do, depending on the image I want to convey.
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James Altucher
Every day, you reinvent yourself. You're always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backward.
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Mario Balotelli
When I lose my temper it's because I decide to. If I do something it's because I want to do it.
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Josie Bissett
If my kids decide to be actors and really, truly love it and are passionate about it, then I would definitely want to help them along their way, but it's a tough business.
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Lakhdar Brahimi
But you've got to understand what the other guy is about, even if at the end of the process you decide that there is no ground with this man or woman except to fight them.
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Alison Brie
A wedding, people decide to get married, it comes out of such love for one another and then women can turn into these other people. They're planning something that's the biggest event they'll ever plan in their lives and it turns them into this other person, so it's not totally the guy's fault that he's feeling disconnected from this person.
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Smedley Butler
We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war.
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Robert Cailliau
I'd like the reader to decide if he is willing to pay minute sums for content. I'd like the economics of web to be controlled between authors and readers, not advertiser.
9
Jarvis Cocker
I guess I'm fairly insistent and maybe consistent. If I decide I'll do something, I generally will.
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Pete Coors
The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DECIDE»

Discover the use of decide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to decide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How We Decide
But as scientists break open the mind’s black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they’re discovering that this is not how the mind works.
Jonah Lehrer, 2010
2
Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example
I highly recommend Steve, his approach, and this book!" —Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations, Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club "In Decide, Steve McClatchy shows us that we can accomplish amazing things by aligning what we want ...
Steve McClatchy, 2014
3
Decide for Yourself: A Theological Workbook
Gordon R. Lewis surveys Christian doctrine, encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence and arguments.
Gordon R. Lewis, 1970
4
Hard Choices: How Women Decide about Work, Career and Motherhood
To answer these questions, Kathleen Gerson analyzes the experiences of a carefully selected group of middle-class and working-class women who were young adults in the 1970s.
Kathleen Gerson, 1986
5
You Decide: Controversial Cases in American Politics
The book is a unique and innovative assembly of 14 originally written cases on controversial topics in American government and politics.
Edward R. Drachman, Robert Langran, 2008
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How Voters Decide: Information Processing in Election Campaigns
This 2006 book attempts to redirect the field of voting behavior research by proposing a paradigm-shifting framework for studying voter decision making.
Richard R. Lau, David P. Redlawsk, 2006
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Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance ...
It doesn't have to be this way. In Decide and Deliver, the authors draw on Bain & Company's extensive research to present a five-step process for improving your firm's decision effectiveness: 1.
Marcia Blenko, Michael Mankins, Paul Rogers, 2013
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Decide & Conquer: Make Winning Decisions and Take Control of ...
Decide & Conquer brings together all the practical skills you need to make the best possible decisions every day. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making... and shows exactly how to overcome them.
Stephen P. Robbins, 2004
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Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance ...
This is the story of the most important social movement in southern history from the grass roots up.
J. Todd Moye, 2004
10
How Audiences Decide: A Cognitive Approach to Business ...
Does it mean knowing your audience’s name, age, gender, and socio-economic status? This book shows that if you want to be persuasive the most important thing you need to know about your audience is how your audience makes decisions.
Richard Young, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DECIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term decide is used in the context of the following news items.
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FeeX's Rollover Center Helps You Decide What to Do With an Old …
You can either keep that money where it is or roll it over into another retirement account, and FeeX's new Rollover Center will help you decide. «Lifehacker, Jul 15»
2
Hearing to decide fate of 135-year-old Dublin house postponed
... Dispatch A meeting will be held at Dublin City Hall to decide whether a house at 5051 Brand Rd. has enough historical significance to stop its ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
3
All 28 EU leaders to decide on Greece
In a final push to resolve the Greek crisis, all 28 EU leaders will meet on Sunday to consider a third bailout programme for Athens after prime ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
4
Hands-free Tinder uses your heartbeat to decide 'hot or not'
It has previewed Hands-Free Tinder which uses heart rate data from your Apple Watch or Android Wear device to decide whether you're into a ... «The Next Web, Jul 15»
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The Republican Party Is Still Trying to Decide if Minorities Matter
The Republican party has had well-documented difficulty making inroads with minority voters since the 2012 election. It's probably more ... «The New Republic, Jul 15»
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SC could decide on CBI probe in Vyapam case
The Madhya Pradesh High Court today deferred hearing on a plea by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government for a Central Bureau of ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Can the KKK adopt a Georgia highway? A court will soon decide
The Georgia Court of Appeals will soon decide a rather prickly question: Whether the Ku Klux Klan can “adopt” a stretch of highway in north ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
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OKC chat expected to decide Steven Adams' Tall Blacks availability …
An imminent meeting with new Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan will decide whether Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams makes his ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Hearing set to decide trial date for 2 ex-Vandy players
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A hearing is scheduled in Nashville to determine the date for a new trial for two former Vanderbilt University football players charged ... «WDEF News 12, Jul 15»
10
Tribunal to decide fate of Khayelitsha tavern owner
Cape Town - The owner of Osi's Place tavern in Khayelitsha is set to appear before a tribunal which will decide whether to suspend his liquor ... «News24, Jul 15»

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