- 1Come to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration: [with infinitive]: they decided to appoint someone else [with clause]: you’ve decided that a hedge is what you wantMore example sentences
- Finally the woman ahead of me in mind decides to buy the aspirin and leaves.
- Wu said it took him several days of careful consideration before deciding to accept the appointment.
- Maria pushed those thoughts to the back of her mind, deciding to focus on the here and now, rather than mysterious feelings.
- 1.2Make a choice from a number of alternatives: she had decided on her plan of action I’ve decided against having childrenMore example sentences
- We decided on an alternate route that took us to the interstate and we were on our way to Dayton.
- But councillors on the environment committee decided against imposing the changes.
- Thus, the two senior commanders on the spot decided on a land campaign to capture the Gallipoli peninsula.
- 1.3Give a judgment concerning a matter or legal case: the courts decided in favor of the New York claimants [with object]: the judge will decide the caseMore example sentences
- It was not the role of the coroner's court to decide on matters of alleged medical negligence.
- The arguments presented by the HFEA in court, and those made by judges in deciding in favour of the HFEA, contained a number of inconsistencies and arbitrary judgements.
- Now an ecclesiastical court has decided in favour of the changes.
- 1.4 [with object] Come to a decision about (something): we must decide the fates of the people who headed the coupMore example sentences
- That's when our parish council must decide its financial plans.
- Rob M. looked like he was in charge, making the decisions, and deciding his own fate.
- However, the state has not yet enacted the agreement and Nu Image has been awaiting the authorities' decision before deciding its own action on the case.
- 1.5 [with object] Resolve or settle (a question or contest): an exciting game was decided in a sudden-death overtimeMore example sentences
- The match was decided on the last game of the evening when Hansen was able to overcome Armstrong.
- Claremorris now face Westport B in a game that will decide the championship in Westport Saturday week.
- For the first time, an NFL championship game would be decided in sudden-death overtime.
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- A set of positive integers is decidable if there is an algorithm for determining whether any given positive integer belongs to it.
- Practice without a tradition means performing acts and relating to phenomena through a filter, lens, paradigm, or etc. that is not tied to any specific or decidable group of people.
- Maybe there is a mathematical proof deciding this question; maybe every mathematical question is decidable by an intuitive proof or disproof.
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- Wingman Paul Gardner crossed for the vital decider and two further goals from deadly marksman Innes made absolutely sure of a happy return journey.
- The Chilean had first served for the match in the 10th game of the decider.
- The week leading up to the series decider was comfortably the worst week of my life.
late Middle English (in the sense 'bring to a settlement'): from French décider, from Latin decidere 'determine', from de- 'off' + caedere 'cut'.