Decide in a sentence

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Definition of Decide

  • To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.
  • To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant.
  • reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  • bring to an end; settle conclusively
  • cause to decide
  • influence or determine

How to use decide in a sentence. Decide pronunciation.

An Englishman may be in love with an idea, and start out bravely to follow it; but if he finds it leading him into a position contrary to the experience of humanity, then he pulls up, and decides that the idea must be false, even if he can detect no flaw in it; not so the Russian; the idea is right, and humanity is wrong.
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Your verdict, gentlemen,' he said in conclusion, 'must decide upon which side this awful and heaven-daring iniquity belongs.
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They are to decide which of us has perjured ourselves on this trial,' he said; 'and how terrible a thing for me if they should be mistaken in their judgment.
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Whether the disparagement applied to her intellect or to her social status might be a question; Nancy could not decide which of the two she would prefer.
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Then he asked questions about Horace, and agreed with Nancy that the young man ought to decide upon some new pursuit, if he had definitely abandoned the old; lack of steady occupation was most deleterious at his age.
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When policemen touch me on the shoulder and ask me to go quietly; when I drag old gentlemen from underneath motor-'buses, and they decide to adopt me on the spot; on all the important occasions when one really wants a card, I never have one with me.
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He was obliged to decide at once, and to sail that same morning for fear of losing an opportunity which could not occur again.
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She desired also to meditate in solitude, in order to decide what course to take under such unexampled circumstances.
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The public were unable to decide between these conflicting opinions; but they were still more desirous of finding out a remedy for the evil than the cause of it.
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I'll go back to the village for the things you decide on when we get ready for them.
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When we decide to cross the lake, if we do, I would suggest waiting until some day when the wind is blowing directly across.
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Then when they did so, they were unable to decide what it was.
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By the 20th of September the schoolhouse was finished, and Ingham and the Moravians held a conference to plan the future work, and decide what duties each should assume, as he proposed to move thither at once, and, with the approval of the lot, Rose and his wife were to do the same.
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But the tension was not relaxed, and on the 2nd of March, the Moravians met to decide on their further course.
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This is a fact which strikes at the very heart of our system of government, and the young man entering upon his active career must decide whether he too will condone and even abet such disregard of law, or whether he will set his face firmly against such a course.
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One of the shrewdest and most successful of the devices which the League and its supporters constantly made use of was to represent the function of Congress as being merely that of submitting the question to the State Legislatures; as though the passage of the Amendment by a two-thirds vote of Congress did not necessarily imply approval, but only a willingness to let the sentiment of the several States decide.
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The country was jockeyed and stampeded into the folly it has committed; and who can say what may be the next folly into which we shall fall, if we do not awaken to a truer sense of the duty that rests upon every member of a lawmaking body-to decide these grave questions in accordance with the dictates of his own honest and intelligent judgment?
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The generals in charge of the campaign decide whether they shall or shall not attack a particular body of the enemy; and their decision is controlled by the same kind of calculation as that made by the generals in a war of arms-a calculation of the chances of victory.
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I confess my inability to decide, from any data that have come to my attention, which of these contradictory assertions is true.
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Nevertheless it is quite possible that the Supreme Court would decide that this deviation to the right of the zero mark is as much within the discretion of Congress as was the Volstead deviation to the left.
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Examples of Decide

Example #1
No author ever told us so much about himself as Tolstoi.
Example #2
In reality, the method of his thought is characteristically and purely Russian.
Example #3
It was late in the day when the judge's charge was given, and the finding of the jury was to be rendered in the morning.
Example #4
The plaintiff went carelessly from the court arm in arm with the wicked associate whom he had bribed to swear falsely on his behalf.
Example #5
There is so little of any thing tangible for their decision to rest upon, that it seems to me as if a breath might blow it either way.
Example #6
The defendant and his friend walked away together in painful silence.