Synonyms for (verb) decide

settle, decide, adjudicate, resolve

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

LESS SPECIFIC: end, terminate


cause to decide

This new development finally decided me!

LESS SPECIFIC: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate


influence or determine

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

LESS SPECIFIC: influence, determine, regulate, mold, shape