Synonyms for (verb) decide

Synonyms: settle, decide, adjudicate, resolve

Definition: bring to an end; settle conclusively

Usage: 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

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I


Synonyms: decide

Definition: cause to decide

Usage: This new development finally decided me!

Similar words: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa


Synonyms: decide

Definition: influence or determine

Usage: The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election

Similar words: influence, determine, regulate, mold, shape

Definition: shape or influence; give direction to

Usage: experience often determines ability; mold public opinion