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Definition of DECIDING

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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. {Decision}.]
     1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              Our seat denies us traffic here;
              The sea, too near, decides us from the rest.
                                                    --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
                                                    --1 Kings xx.
                                                    40. [1913 Webster]

              The quarrel toucheth none but us alone; Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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