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de·cide

 (dĭ-sīd′)
v. de·cid·ed, de·cid·ing, de·cides
v.tr.
1.
a. To reach a conclusion or form a judgment or opinion about (something) by reasoning or consideration: decide what to do.
b. To cause to make or reach a decision: "The presence of so many witnesses decided him at once to flee" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
2. To settle conclusively all contention or uncertainty about: decide a case; decided the dispute in favor of the workers.
3. To influence or determine the outcome of: A few votes decided the election.
v.intr.
1. To pronounce a judgment; announce a verdict.
2. To reach a decision; make up one's mind.

[Middle English deciden, from Old French decider, from Latin dēcīdere, to cut off, decide : dē-, de- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

de·cid·a·bil′i·ty n.
de·cid′a·ble adj.
de·cid′er n.
Synonyms: decide, determine, settle, rule, conclude, resolve
These verbs mean to come to a decision about. Decide has the broadest range: The judge will decide the case on its merits. We decided to postpone our vacation for a week.
Determine has a similar range but often involves somewhat narrower issues: The doctor determined the cause of the infection. The jury will determine the fate of the defendant.
Settle stresses finality of decision: "The lama waved a hand to show that the matter was finally settled in his mind" (Rudyard Kipling).
Rule implies that the decision is handed down by someone in authority: The committee ruled that changes in the curriculum should be implemented.
Conclude suggests that a decision, opinion, or judgment has been arrived at after careful consideration: She concluded that the criticism was unjust.
Resolve stresses the exercise of choice in making a firm decision: I resolved to lose weight.

decider

(dɪˈsaɪdə)
n
(General Sporting Terms) the point, goal, game, etc, that determines who wins a match or championship
Translations

decider

[dɪˈsaɪdəʳ] N (Brit) (Sport) (= game) → partido m decisivo; (= replay) → partido m de desempate, desempate m; (= point, goal) → gol m decisivo

decider

[dɪˈsaɪdər] (British) n (SPORT)
(= deciding game) → match m décisif
(= deciding goal) → but m décisif

decider

n (Brit)
the decider was that …was den Ausschlag gab, war dass …, ausschlaggebend war, dass …
(= game)Entscheidungsspiel nt; (= goal)Entscheidungstreffer m

decider

[dɪˈsaɪdəʳ] n (Sport) → spareggio
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Well drawn in the striped jacket and virtually guaranteed to lead up, it's difficult to imagine him not lining-up for Monday's pounds 500 decider, and he is a confident wager for outright honours.
He beat Kevin Smith 11-3 in the decider in his first match; his second victory was against Ged Pope, 11-9 in the decider, then the hat-trick was completed by defeating Alan Hind 11-6 in the fifth game.
Ogs defeated 14-in-a-row seeking Crossmaglen in the previous round and will be favourites in the decider.
The Tyneside team claimed the West Division title, winning 15 of their 16 matches, to set up a championship decider with Jarrow Borough, who won the East Division.
McCombe has three runners in the event and two of them look certain trail-blazers in their respective heats and have an outstanding chance to qualify for next week's decider.
Smith won his hat-trick but only after going five games with Shannon Walker and Anthony Phoenix, Smith beat Walker 11-5 in the decider and Phoenix at 11-7.
Sheedy played in his only senior final at right half-back under Gaynor in 1997 in what was the first decider to be played between teams from the same province, though Jamesie O'Connor's late point earned Clare a famous one-point win.
Elaine Parker's Droopys Trevor stayed on late to snatch the silver and a place in Monday's pounds 500 decider.
The closest win was Evans' victory over Brian Ellenor at 13-11 in the decider.
They were victors against English opposition - Wolves - in last year's decider and will hope the Hornets don't have a final sting in the tail today.
1 Hayley James 9-7, 9-0, 9-5 and this again left Jemma to face a nail-biting decider which saw her produce the finest squash of her career in winning 10-9, 8-10, 9-0, 8-10, 9-6.
BUY both the Australia and New Zealand front-five try minutes - at eight and 11 respectively with Sporting Index - to small stakes in today's Tri-Nations decider in Brisbane, writes Max Oram.