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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·cide /dɪˈsaɪd, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·cide v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decided; p. pr. & vb. n. Deciding.]
 1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]
 Our seat denies us traffic here;
 The sea, too near, decides us from the rest.   --Fuller.
 2. 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.
    So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.   --1 Kings xx. 40.
 The quarrel toucheth none but us alone;
 Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·cide, v. i. To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant.
    Who shall decide, when doctors disagree?   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We
           finally decided after lengthy deliberations" [syn: make
           up one's mind, determine]
      2: bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was
         decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the
         plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were
         quarreling over their inheritance" [syn: settle, resolve,
      3: cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"
      4: influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often
         decides the outcome of the Presidential election"