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decisive

adjective
 
 
/dɪˈsaɪsɪv/
AFFECTING strongly affecting how a situation will progress or end: a decisive goal/victory Seeing that advertisement was a decisive moment in my life.Affecting and influencing
MAKE DECISIONS B2 making decisions quickly and easily: You need to be more decisive. →  Opposite indecisive Decisions and deciding
decisively adverb We must act quickly and decisively to stop the spread of the disease. decisiveness noun [U]
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