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adjective decisive pronunciation in British English /dɪˈsaɪsɪv/
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  1. 1
    making the final result of a situation completely certain
    Gettysburg, site of the final, decisive battle of the Civil War
    Cleveland’s reputation for reliability was the decisive factor in winning the contract.
    The UK has played a decisive role in these negotiations.
  2. 3
    able to make choices or decide what to do quickly and confidently
    As a chairman, he was firm and decisive.
    1. a.
      used about someones behaviour
      decisive action: We must take decisive action to solve this problem.

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