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To make a decision - thesaurus

Synonyms

decide

verb

to consider something carefully and officially state what should be done about it

determine

verb

to officially decide something

arrive at

to reach a result, decision, or solution to a problem

conclude

verb

to decide that something is true after looking at all the evidence you have

settle

verb

to decide something definitely

resolve

verb

formal to make a firm decision to do something

make up your mind

to make a decision

come down

to make a decision that supports or opposes someone or something

commit yourself

to give a definite opinion or make a definite decision

adjudicate

verb

to make an official decision about a problem or disagreement

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agree

verb

to decide together what will be done and how it will be done

appoint

verb

formal to choose a time or place for something to happen

choose

verb

to decide to do something

decide

verb

to make a choice about what you are going to do

decide against

to not choose someone or something

decision

verb

business to make a decision on something, especially using special software and automatic processes

deliver

verb

to give an official decision

determine

verb

formal to decide that you really want to do something

elect to do something

to choose to do something

find

verb

to make a formal decision about something after listening to all the facts

get/take it into your head to do something

to decide to do something, and be determined to do it even if other people do not like it

name

verb

to decide on and state something such as a date, time, place, or price

opt

verb

to make a choice or decision from a range of possibilities

put/set/turn your mind to something

to decide to do something and try very hard to achieve it

resolve

verb

formal to make a formal decision, usually after a discussion and a vote at a meeting

rule in

to decide that something is a possibility or that it will definitely happen

see/think fit

to decide that something is the best thing to do. You often use this expression to refer to decisions or actions that you do not agree with

separate the men from the boys

to show which people are the strongest or bravest

separate the sheep from the goats

to separate the people who are clever or good from the ones who are not

settle for

to accept someone or something that is not exactly what you wanted because you cannot have what you wanted

settle on

to make a decision between two or more people or things after not being certain which to choose

take on

to decide to do something without asking permission from anyone else

take your courage in both hands

to decide to do something, even though you are nervous or frightened about it

think on your feet

to have good ideas and make decisions quickly in a difficult situation

trade off

to accept a disadvantage so that you can have a benefit

work out

to decide or agree on something

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