Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
He decided to stay and see what would happen.
The committee decided unanimously to accept the offer.
I decided that it would be best to tell George everything.
I can't decide what to do.
She needs to decide whether or not she wants to keep the house.
Julia has to decide between being an architect or a novelist.
'We think people should have the opportunity to decide for themselves what they want.'
It could take months before this case is decided.
The matter will be decided by a government tribunal.
The court decided against Mrs McLaughlin.
If the committee decides in his favour, he will be a very rich man.
This is the British English definition of decide. View American English definition of decide.
happy and positive because you are confident that you will get what you want
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog