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American English: /dəˈsaɪd/
British English: /dɪˈsʌɪd/

Translation of decide in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    I can't decide which I prefer
    no puedo decidir cuál prefiero
    no sé por cuál decidirme
    you must decide what to do/when to act/where to go
    tú tienes que decidir qué vas a hacer/cuándo debes actuar/adónde vas a ir
    have you decided anything yet?
    ¿ya has decidido or resuelto algo?
    I've decided to learn karate
    he decidido or resuelto aprender karate
    in the end she decided (that) he was right
    al final decidió que él tenía razón
    you can't just decide you want to leave school
    no puedes decidir así como así que quieres dejar el colegio
    Example sentences
    • In the end what decided me was not guesses about time, but feelings about which walks are pleasing and which ones aren't.
    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.
    1.2 (persuade) what finally decided me was the price
    lo que me decidió or me hizo decidir fue el precio
    what decided you to come?
    ¿qué te decidió a venir?
  • 2 (settle, determine)
    it will decide who wins the election
    decidirá quién gana las elecciones
    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.

intransitive verb

  • decidirse
    it's hard to decide between the two
    es difícil decidirse por uno de los dos
    to decide in favor of/against something/somebodywe decided in favor of the cheaper one
    nos decidimos por el más barato
    the judge decided in favor of/against the plaintiff
    el juez resolvió a favor/en contra del demandante
    she decided against buying it
    decidió no comprarlo

Phrasal verbs

decide on

decide upon verb + preposition + object
decidirse por
she decided on the green one in the end I decided on painting it green
finalmente decidí pintarlo de verde
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