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decide

v. for a judge, arbitrator, court of appeals or other magistrate or tribunal to reach a determination (decision) by choosing what is right and wrong according to the law as he/she sees it.

decide

verb adjudge, adjudicate, adjust, agree, arrive at a judgment, ascertain, award, choose, choose a course of action, choose an alternative, choose an option, come to a conclusion, come to an agreement, come to terms, commit oneself, conclude, constituere, decernere, decree, determine, diagnose, diiudicare, dispose of, elect, end, establish, finalize, find, fix, form a resolution, form an opinion, hold, judge, make a choice, make a decision, make a selection, make up one's mind, opt, ordain, pass, pass judgment, pass sentence, pick, pronounce, reach a decision, reach a verdict, referee, resolve, rule, select, sentence, settle, sit in judgment, terminate, umpire, vote
Associated concepts: decide a case, decide a motion, deeided adversely, decided as a matter of law, decided on the merits, decided upon legal principles, jurisdiction to decide
See also: adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, ascertain, award, choose, deem, determine, dispose, elect, find, fix, gauge, hear, judge, pass, pass judgment, prescribe, pronounce, select, sentence, settle, stipulate, try
References in classic literature ?
Were the rule to decide their share of taxation alone, a contrary temptation would prevail.
It was impossible to decide otherwise than he had done: he must see Madame Olenska himself rather than let her secrets be bared to other eyes.
He stops hard by Waterloo Bridge and reads a playbill, decides to go to Astley's Theatre.
She looks quickly at him: he does not look at her, but examines the dessert stand on the piano and decides that he will eat an apple].
It had been apparent to both players and spectators for the past two moves, that Gahan was moving straight across the field into the enemy's country to seek personal combat with the Orange Chief--that he was staking all upon his belief in the superiority of his own swordsmanship, since if the two Chiefs engage, the outcome decides the game.
He did not know how or why he did it any more than does the philosopher know how or why he decides on mush and cream for breakfast instead of two soft-boiled eggs.
Left alone, the Courier seriously considers his position-- and decides.
Dexter decides on running the risk of being seen--and sets off on a voyage of discovery.
Now when a woman decides to love a man for what she can get out of him it is better to take a sexagenarian Excellency than a quadragenarian secretary; there's more profit and less annoyance.
So to supply his friend's need Antonio decides to borrow the money, and soon a Jew named Shylock is found who is willing to lend it.
The three are led by Hermes at the command of Zeus to Alexandrus (2) on Mount Ida for his decision, and Alexandrus, lured by his promised marriage with Helen, decides in favour of Aphrodite.
Now, suppose you tell Leslie and she decides to have the operation.