decide collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈsaɪd/

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1

make a choice about what to do


Adverbs frequently used with decide
after a long time: eventually, finally, ultimatelyIt was finally decided that the Sunderland arts centre was a suitable venue.how many people decide: unanimously, unilaterallyThe Tribunal unanimously decided to dismiss the appeal.quickly or suddenly: immediately, quickly, suddenlyAt the age of 37, Jim suddenly decided to be a stand-up comedian.when you do not really want to do something: reluctantlyThey have reluctantly decided to sell the house in order to raise the money to buy a bigger property in Devon.
2

to affect what will happen, or the result of something


Nouns frequently used as the object of decide
what will happen: destiny, fate, future, issue, outcomeGuiding the process does not necessarily mean deciding the outcome.game: championship, game, matchA goal in the 90th minute decided the match.situation or legal case: appeal, case, dispute, questionAn adjudicator was appointed to decide the dispute.
3

to affect what will happen, or the result of something


Nouns frequently used as the object of decide
what will happen: destiny, fate, future, issue, outcomeGuiding the process does not necessarily mean deciding the outcome.game: championship, game, matchA goal in the 90th minute decided the match.situation or legal case: appeal, case, dispute, questionAn adjudicator was appointed to decide the dispute.
 
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