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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
de•cid•ed /dɪˈsaɪdɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. [before a noun] clear and obvious;
    not ambiguous:a decided improvement.
  2. free from hesitation;
    determined:dealing with her problems in a decided way.
de•cid•ed•ly, adv. : The economy has become decidedly worse.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
de•cid•ed  (di sīdid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. in no way uncertain or ambiguous;
    unquestionable;
    unmistakable:a decided victory.
  2. free from hesitation or wavering;
    resolute;
    determined:a decided approach to a problem.
de•cided•ly, adv. 
de•cided•ness, n. 
  • decide + -ed2 1780–90
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . undeniable, indisputable, positive, certain, pronounced, definite, sure, indubitable.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . resolved, unhesitating, unwavering.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . uncertain.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
de•cide /dɪˈsaɪd/USA pronunciation   v.,  -cid•ed, -cid•ing. 
  1. to conclude (a dispute) by awarding victory to one side;
    settle: [ + obj]:to decide an argument.[ + for/against/in favor of + obj]:decided in favor of the plaintiff.
  2. to choose;
    make up one's mind:[+ to + verb]decided to learn how to type faster.[ + (that) clause] :She decided that she would stay.
  3. [ + obj + to + verb] to bring (a person) to a decision;
    persuade or convince:What decided you to take the job?
See -cide-1.
    decide is a verb, decisive is an adjective, decision is a noun:He can't decide what to eat for breakfast. He's not very decisive when he needs to take action. He made a decision about what to eat for breakfast.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
de•cide  (di sīd),USA pronunciation v.,  -cid•ed, -cid•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to solve or conclude (a question, controversy, or struggle) by giving victory to one side:The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff.
  2. to determine or settle (something in dispute or doubt):to decide an argument.
  3. to bring (a person) to a decision;
    persuade or convince:The new evidence decided him.

v.i. 
  1. to settle something in dispute or doubt:The judge decided in favor of the plaintiff.
  2. to make a judgment or determine a preference;
    come to a conclusion.
de•cider, n. 
  • Latin dēcīdere literally, to cut off, equivalent. to dē- de- + -cīdere (combining form of caedere to cut)
  • Middle French decider
  • Middle English deciden 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged Decide, resolve, determine imply settling upon a purpose and being able to adhere to it. To
      decide is to make up one's mind as to what shall be done and the way to do it:He decided to go today.To
      resolve is to show firmness of purpose:He resolved to ask for a promotion.To
      determine is to make up one's mind and then to stick to a fixed or settled purpose:determined to maintain his position at all costs.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

decided /dɪˈsaɪdɪd/ adj (prenominal)
  1. unmistakable
  2. determined; resolute: a girl of decided character

deˈcidedly adv



decide /dɪˈsaɪd/ vb
  1. (may take a clause or an infinitive as object; when intr, sometimes followed by on or about) to reach a decision: decide what you want, he decided to go
  2. (transitive) to cause (a person) to reach a decision
  3. (transitive) to determine or settle (a contest or question)
  4. (transitive) to influence decisively the outcome of (a contest or question)
  5. (intr; followed by for or against) to pronounce a formal verdict
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French decider, from Latin dēcīdere, literally: to cut off, from caedere to cut



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