- 1A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration: I’ll make the decision on my own the editor’s decision is finalMore example sentences
resolution, conclusion, settlement, commitment, resolve, determination; choice, option, selectionverdict, finding, ruling, recommendation, judgement, pronouncement, adjudgement, adjudication, arbitration; sentence, decree, order, rule, injunction; findings, results; Law determination; North American resolve• rare arbitrament
- The selectors may have tough decisions to make but we have to take our strongest side.
- Editors can make decisions and take action whether they are in the office or outside it.
- We stress that our board has made no decisions in respect of closure or any other option.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The action or process of deciding something or of resolving a question: the information was used as the basis for decisionMore example sentences
- As the argument on it developed three questions emerged for decision.
- History will remember that day not only as a day of tragedy but as a day of decision - when the civilized world was stirred to anger and to action.
- Again and again in America's history, our citizens have faced crucial moments of decision.
- 1.2 [mass noun] The ability or tendency to make decisions quickly; decisiveness: she was a woman of decisionMore example sentences
- She stared into his face for a long time before she spoke again, and when she did, it was in a tone of decision.
- The Council said it will reach a final decision on the planning application within the next two to three weeks.
late Middle English: from Latin decisio(n-), from decidere 'determine' (see decide).