decidir


decidir
v.
1 to decide, to choose.
el juez decidirá si es inocente o no the judge will decide o determine whether or not he is innocent
decidir hacer algo to decide to do something
¿a qué restaurante vamos? — tú decides which restaurant shall we go to? — you decide
decidir entre dos cosas to choose between two things
Ella decidió la forma de proceder She decided the way to proceed.
Ella decide y no escucha She makes a decision and doesn't listen.
2 to decide.
el voto de la clase media decidió la elección the middle-class vote decided o swung the election
3 to decide to, to resolve to.
Ella decidió hacer una balsa She decided to make a raft.
4 to determine, to ascertain, to pinpoint.
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decidir
verbo transitivo
1 (gen) to decide; (asunto) to settle
decidieron responder las preguntas they decided to answer the questions
aún no hay nada decidido nothing is settled yet
2 (convencer) to persuade, convince
aquellas circunstancias la decidieron a marchar those circumstances persuaded her to leave
3 (resolver) to resolve, decide
decidió dejar de fumar he resolved to stop smoking
verbo intransitivo
1 to decide, choose
tuvo que decidir entre los dos she had to decide between the two
verbo pronominal decidirse
1 to make up one's mind
tienes que decidirte lo antes posible you have to make up your mind as soon as possible
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FRASEOLOGÍA
decidirse por to decide on
se decidió por la falda roja she decided on the red skirt
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verb
1) to decide
2) determine
3) settle
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1. VT
1) (=tomar una decisión) to decide

¿habéis decidido lo que vais a hacer? — have you decided what you are going to do?

después de pensarlo mucho he decidido que sí — after giving it a lot of thought, I've decided to go ahead

decidir hacer algo — to decide to do sth

decidieron no ir — they decided not to go

2) (=determinar) [+ futuro, resultado] to decide; [+ asunto, disputa] to settle, resolve

el penalti decidió el partido — the penalty decided the match

el resultado de los exámenes decidirá su futuro — the exam results will decide her future

3) (=convencer)

¿qué fue lo que al final te decidió? — what finally made up your mind?, what finally decided you?, what finally made you decide?

la huelga de trenes me decidió a ir en coche — the rail strike made me decide to take the car

2.
VI to decide

nadie va a decidir por ellos — no one will make the decision o decide for them

tuvo que decidir entre varias opciones — she had to choose o decide from a number of options

el juez decidió en nuestro favor — the judge ruled in our favour

decidir sobre algo — to decide on sth, make a decision on sth

3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (tomar una determinación) to decide

iba a aceptar pero después decidí que no — I was going to accept but then I decided not to

decidir + inf — to decide to + inf

decidieron comprarlo — they decided to buy it

b) <persona> to make ... decide

eso fue lo que me decidió — that was what decided me o made me decide

2) <asunto> to settle; <resultado> to decide

lo que decidiría el futuro de la empresa — what would decide the future of the company

2.
decidir vi to decide

no sé, decide tú — I don't know, you decide

alguien había decidido por él — someone had made the decision for him

tiene que decidir entre dos opciones igualmente interesantes — she has to choose o decide between two equally attractive options

decidir sobre algo — to decide on something

3.
decidirse v pron to decide, to make up one's mind

aún no me he decidido del todo — I still haven't quite decided o made up my mind

decidirse a + inf — to decide to + inf

decidirse por algo — to decide on something

se decidió por el verde — she decided on the green one

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= decide, decision to the contrary, make + choices, opt (for), settle, sort out, take + viewpoint, adjudicate, resolve, take + view, take + Posesivo + pick, call + the shots, be the boss, rule + the roost.
Ex. At the two extremes, the order may simply be decided for each topic as and when it arises, and followed thereafter.
Ex. Unless a conscious decision has been made to the contrary, the abstractor should not introduce any new biases or emphases.
Ex. Frequently it is necessary for the librarian or information worker to make choices concerning record size and field size.
Ex. However, in 1983, Forest Press decided to opt for the concept of continuous revision.
Ex. Once the name to be used in a heading and its form have been settled, it is time to decide upon the entry element, or in more general terms, to examine the preferred order of the components of a name as the name is to appear as a heading.
Ex. It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
Ex. Whatever viewpoint is taken, it is difficult to dispute the significance of AACR1.
Ex. I know a large library catalog in this country where the person in charge of filing has to adjudicate on the average four times a day on where a particular card should go.
Ex. Bogardus privately resolved that nothing would induce her to assent to this monstrous possibility.
Ex. There are those, sometimes found in the corridors of power, who would take such a view.
Ex. We can offer them both and let our users take their pick.
Ex. The article is entitled 'Who's calling the shots in the semiconductor industry'.
Ex. One of the hardest things about being the boss is that no one tells you what you're doing wrong.
Ex. Just as the 19th century belonged to England and the 20th century to America, so the 21st century will be China's turn to set the agenda and rule the roost.
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* decidir Algo sobre la marcha = play + Nombre + by ear.
* decidir hacer = spring for.
* decidir + Infinitivo = choose to + Infinitivo, elect to + Infinitivo.
* decidir no + Infinitivo = decide against + Gerundio, decide against + Nombre.
* decidir no ser incluido en = opt out of.
* decidir por cuenta propia = take it upon + Reflexivo + to.
* decidir qué hacer con = make + disposition of.
* decidirse = make up + Posesivo + (own) mind, make + Posesivo + mind up.
* decidirse por = marry, settle on/upon, go for, come down in + favour of, plump for.
* decidirse por uno mismo = make up + Posesivo + (own) mind.
* estar decidido a = be determined to.
* por decidir = to be decided.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (tomar una determinación) to decide

iba a aceptar pero después decidí que no — I was going to accept but then I decided not to

decidir + inf — to decide to + inf

decidieron comprarlo — they decided to buy it

b) <persona> to make ... decide

eso fue lo que me decidió — that was what decided me o made me decide

2) <asunto> to settle; <resultado> to decide

lo que decidiría el futuro de la empresa — what would decide the future of the company

2.
decidir vi to decide

no sé, decide tú — I don't know, you decide

alguien había decidido por él — someone had made the decision for him

tiene que decidir entre dos opciones igualmente interesantes — she has to choose o decide between two equally attractive options

decidir sobre algo — to decide on something

3.
decidirse v pron to decide, to make up one's mind

aún no me he decidido del todo — I still haven't quite decided o made up my mind

decidirse a + inf — to decide to + inf

decidirse por algo — to decide on something

se decidió por el verde — she decided on the green one

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= decide, decision to the contrary, make + choices, opt (for), settle, sort out, take + viewpoint, adjudicate, resolve, take + view, take + Posesivo + pick, call + the shots, be the boss, rule + the roost.

Ex: At the two extremes, the order may simply be decided for each topic as and when it arises, and followed thereafter.

Ex: Unless a conscious decision has been made to the contrary, the abstractor should not introduce any new biases or emphases.
Ex: Frequently it is necessary for the librarian or information worker to make choices concerning record size and field size.
Ex: However, in 1983, Forest Press decided to opt for the concept of continuous revision.
Ex: Once the name to be used in a heading and its form have been settled, it is time to decide upon the entry element, or in more general terms, to examine the preferred order of the components of a name as the name is to appear as a heading.
Ex: It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
Ex: Whatever viewpoint is taken, it is difficult to dispute the significance of AACR1.
Ex: I know a large library catalog in this country where the person in charge of filing has to adjudicate on the average four times a day on where a particular card should go.
Ex: Bogardus privately resolved that nothing would induce her to assent to this monstrous possibility.
Ex: There are those, sometimes found in the corridors of power, who would take such a view.
Ex: We can offer them both and let our users take their pick.
Ex: The article is entitled 'Who's calling the shots in the semiconductor industry'.
Ex: One of the hardest things about being the boss is that no one tells you what you're doing wrong.
Ex: Just as the 19th century belonged to England and the 20th century to America, so the 21st century will be China's turn to set the agenda and rule the roost.
* decidir Algo sobre la marcha = play + Nombre + by ear.
* decidir hacer = spring for.
* decidir + Infinitivo = choose to + Infinitivo, elect to + Infinitivo.
* decidir no + Infinitivo = decide against + Gerundio, decide against + Nombre.
* decidir no ser incluido en = opt out of.
* decidir por cuenta propia = take it upon + Reflexivo + to.
* decidir qué hacer con = make + disposition of.
* decidirse = make up + Posesivo + (own) mind, make + Posesivo + mind up.
* decidirse por = marry, settle on/upon, go for, come down in + favour of, plump for.
* decidirse por uno mismo = make up + Posesivo + (own) mind.
* estar decidido a = be determined to.
* por decidir = to be decided.

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decidir [I1 ]
vt
1 (tomar una determinación) to decide
todavía no han decidido nada they still haven't reached a decision o haven't decided anything
iba a aceptar pero después decidí que no I was going to accept but then I decided against it o decided not to
hemos decidido que no nos vamos a mudar we've decided that we're not going to move, we've decided not to move
decidir + INF to decide to + INF
decidieron prorrogarle el contrato they decided to extend his contract
2 ‹persona›
eso fue lo que me decidió that was what made up my mind for me, that was what decided me
aquel incidente me decidió a actuar that incident made me decide to act
3 ‹asunto› to settle; ‹resultado› to decide
este contrato va a decidir el futuro de la empresa this contract is going to decide the future of the company
el gol que decidió el partido the goal that decided the game
■ decidir
vi
to decide
no sé, decide tú I don't know, you decide
otra persona había decidido por él someone else had made the decision for him
tiene que decidir entre dos opciones igualmente interesantes she has to choose o decide between two equally attractive options
decidir SOBRE algo to make o take a decision ON sth, decide ON sth
no es la persona más adecuada para decidir sobre este asunto she's not the best person to decide on o to make o to take a decision on this matter
yo no tengo autoridad para decidir sobre su suerte I do not have the authority to decide (on) his fate
decidirse
v pron
to make up one's mind
aún no me he decidido del todo I still haven't quite made up my mind o decided
decídete, me tengo que ir make up your mind, I have to go
¿va a llover? — no sé, no se decide is it going to rain? — I don't know, it can't seem to make up its mind
decidirse A + INF to decide to + INF decidirse POR algo to decide ON sth
se decidió por el verde she decided on the green one
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decidir (conjugate decidir) verbo transitivo
1
a) (tomar una determinación) to decide;

decidí comprarlo I decided to buy it

b)personato make … decide;

lo que me decidió what made me decide

2asuntoto settle;
resultadoto decide
verbo intransitivo
to decide;
tiene que decidir entre los dos she has to choose o decide between the two;

decidir sobre algo to decide on sth
decidirse verbo pronominal
to decide, to make up one's mind;
decidirse a hacer algo to decide to do sth;
decidirse por algo to decide on sth
decidir verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo to decide: tú decides, it's up to you
el penalty en el último minuto decidió el partido, the last-minute penalty decided the game

'decidir' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
acertar
- indecisa
- indeciso
- mover
- solucionar
- vacilante
- pensar
- resolver
- votación
English:
choose
- conclude
- decide
- fix
- heart
- open
- opt out
- seal
- settle
- up to
- adjudicate
- agree
- determine
- for
- opt
- priority
- resolve
- spot
- up
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decidir
vt
1. [tomar una decisión sobre] to decide;
el juez decidirá si es inocente o no the judge will decide o determine whether or not he is innocent;
no hay nada decidido por el momento nothing has been decided for the moment;
todo está aún por decidir everything's still up in the air, nothing's been decided yet;
decidir hacer algo to decide to do sth;
he decidido cambiar de apartamento I've decided to move Br flat o US apartment;
decidió que no valía la pena arriesgarse she decided (that) it wasn't worth the risk;
han decidido que no van a tener más hijos they've decided not to have any more children
2. [determinar] to decide;
el voto de la clase media decidió la elección the middle-class vote decided o swung the election;
el gol de Márquez decidió el partido Márquez's goal decided o settled the game
3. [persuadir] to persuade, to convince;
lo decidí a quedarse I convinced him to stay;
su madre le decidió a dejar de fumar his mother persuaded him to stop smoking;
¿qué te decidió a seguir con el negocio? what made you decide to carry on with the business?
vi
to decide, to choose;
¿a qué restaurante vamos? – tú decides which restaurant shall we go to? – you decide;
decidir entre dos cosas to choose between two things;
ellos decidieron por mí they decided for me, they took the decision for me;
tenemos que decidir sobre la decoración del dormitorio we have to decide how we're going to decorate the bedroom, we have to take a decision on the décor for the bedroom
See also the pronominal verb decidirse
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decidir
I v/t decide
II v/i decide, make up one’s mind
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decidir vt
1) : to decide, to determine
no he decidido nada: I haven't made a decision
2) : to persuade, to decide
su padre lo decidió a estudiar: his father persuaded him to study
decidir vi
: to decide
See also the reflexive verb decidirse
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decidir vb to decide
he decidido comprar un coche I've decided to buy a car

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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