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English definition of “decide”

decide

verb
 
/dɪˈsɑɪd/ (present participle deciding, past tense and past participle decided)
A2 to choose something after thinking about the possibilities: She decided to take the job. Have you decided what to wear?
(Definition of decide from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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