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 for Decide
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decide \De*cide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decided; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Deciding.] [L. dec[imac]dere; de- + caedere to cut, cut
     off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. d['e]cider. Cf.
     1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]
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              Our seat denies us traffic here;
              The sea, too near, decides us from the rest.
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     2. To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy,
        struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to
        render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.
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              So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
                                                    --1 Kings xx.
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              The quarrel toucheth none but us alone;
              Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decide \De*cide"\, v. i.
     To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a
     conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor
     of the defendant.
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           Who shall decide, when doctors disagree? --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We
           finally decided after lengthy deliberations" [syn:
           decide, make up one's mind, determine]
      2: 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" [syn: decide, settle, resolve,
      3: cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"
      4: influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often
         decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "decide":
     adjudge, adjudicate, advance, arbitrate, ascertain, assure, bring,
     call the shots, carry, certify, choose, choose to, cinch, clear up,
     clinch, command, conclude, conduce to, conjecture, contribute to,
     control, decide upon, decree, desire, determine, direct,
     dismiss all doubt, dispose, elect, engage, enlist, ensure,
     establish, figure, find, find out, fix, forward, gather, get at,
     get to do, govern, guess, guide, incline, induce, influence,
     insure, interest in, judge, lead, lead to, lure, make a decision,
     make certain, make no doubt, make no mistake, make sure,
     make sure of, nail down, opt for, order, pick out, procure, prompt,
     purpose, reassure, redound to, referee, regulate, remove all doubt,
     resolve, rule, seal, see fit, see that, see to it, select, set,
     set at rest, settle, sort out, subserve, surmise, sway,
     take a resolution, tempt, think fit, think good, think proper,
     turn the scale, umpire, wear the pants, will, wish

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DECIDE, v.i.  To succumb to the preponderance of one set of influences
  over another set.
      A leaf was riven from a tree,
      "I mean to fall to earth," said he.
      The west wind, rising, made him veer.
      "Eastward," said he, "I now shall steer."
      The east wind rose with greater force.
      Said he:  "'Twere wise to change my course."
      With equal power they contend.
      He said:  "My judgment I suspend."
      Down died the winds; the leaf, elate,
      Cried:  "I've decided to fall straight."
      "First thoughts are best?"  That's not the moral;
      Just choose your own and we'll not quarrel.
      Howe'er your choice may chance to fall,
      You'll have no hand in it at all.

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