decide
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decide(
dih
-
sayd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make a decision)
a. decidir
We must decide what to do next.Tenemos que decidir qué hacer a continuación.
2. (to settle)
a. decidir
His pass decided the result of the game.Su pase decidió el resultado del partido.
3. (to convince)
a. decidir
Experiencing an illness firsthand made me decide to study medicine.Pasar por una enfermedad de primera mano me hizo decidir estudiar medicina.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make a decision)
a. decidir
I have already decided on the city I want to live in.Ya he decidido en qué ciudad quiero vivir.
b. optar
We decided against selling the old car.Optamos por no vender el coche viejo.
5. (legal)
a. fallar
The court decided in favor of the defendant.El tribunal falló a favor del acusado.
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decide
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. decidir
to decide to do somethingdecidir hacer algo
it was decided to wait for her replyse decidió esperar su respuesta
that was what decided meeso fue lo que me hizo decidirme
that decides the mattereso zanja la cuestión
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. decidir
to decide against doing somethingdecidir no hacer algo
to decide in favor of doing somethingdecidir hacer algo
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decide [dɪˈsaɪd]
transitive verb
(gen) decidir
to decide where to go/what to do decidir adónde ir/qué hacer; to decide to do sth decidir hacer algo; it was decided that se decidió que; that decided me eso me convenció
intransitive verb
decidir; decidirse
to decide against sth decidirse en contra de algo; to decide against doing sth decidirse en contra de hacer algo; decidir no hacer algo; to decide for or in favour of sb decidirse por algn; decidir a favor de algn; to decide in favour of sth decidirse por algo; to decide in favour of doing sth determinar or resolver hacer algo; the judge decided in his favour el juez decidió or resolvió a su favor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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