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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
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The first: Why, after nearly 90 minutes of splattering limbs, cat-fighting hookers and characters gleefully being set afire, does Carnahan suddenly decide to veer into operatic Michael Mann territory, focusing on previously foreign concepts such as ``honor'' and ``morality''?
That is the question as Togo's mutinous players prepare to decide whether to stage a boycott of today's fixture with Switzerland.
Jones decide to sell it and buy the one right next door, which is exactly like theirs.
Carlin is itself illustrative of this: Although it decides a narrow legal question involving government records and a particular statute, it cites as precedent cases involving oil companies, adult theaters, bankruptcies, and other parties who have no connection at all to government e-mail records or to the Federal Records Act.
Your random assignment to a particular treatment group usually will occur after the researcher decides that you can be in the study, and after you agree to join the research by signing an informed consent form.
In those cases where the official decides that all of the positive consequences of deception outweigh all of the negative consequences, the official must then publicize the deception after the fact.
Furthermore, an agent who decides to drink the toxin apparently has justification for deciding to drink it without having (as much) justification for drinking it.
Many of the statutes at issue, including Boland, are loosely worded and, Walsh decides, not the best grounds for criminal prosecution.
Even if the candidate accepts a counteroffer and decides to stay put, keep in touch.
Jo shoots and kills Reed in self-defense and decides to stop sleeping with him.
Ultimately, what this, or indeed any, organization decides to do depends on the magnitued of its liabilities for retiree benefits, its overall compensation and benefit philosophy, its human resource objectives, and its long-term needs and resources.