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decide

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He who is not impatient is not in love.
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English

Etymology

From French décider or Latin decidere ‘cut off, decide’, from de- + caedere ‘cut’.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to decide

Third person singular
decid

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to decide (third-person singular simple present decid, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.
    The election will be decided on foreign policies.
    We must decide our next move.
    Her last-minute goal decided the game.
  2. (intransitive) To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.
    You must decide between good and evil.
    I have decided that it is healthier to walk to work.
  3. (transitive) To cause someone to come to a decision.
    • 1920, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Three Gables" (Norton edition, 2005, p. 1537),
      It decides me to look into the matter, for if it is worth anyone's while to take so much trouble, there must be something in it.

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Italian

Verb form

decide

  1. third person singular present tense of decidere

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