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make a decision

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to make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law

to make up or cause to make up one's mind

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See what you can do with the Courier," he says; "and I will decide when I hear the result.
That is for her to decide," persisted Gilbert stubbornly.
She decides to say nothing to her husband, but sits down and writes to her solicitor, asking him to come on the morrow, and she also determines to destroy immediately the will which she has just made.
They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears, but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated and not to be overawed, decides upon every man's title to fame.
He decides, let us suppose, to go to a certain place, whereupon he proceeds to the station, takes his ticket and enters the train.
He decides that he cannot understand it, though it was remarkably expressive.
I was spared the disgrace of appearing publicly as a criminal, as the case was not brought before the court that decides on life and death.
We run a line round the Moonstone, and we draw that line closer and closer till we find it in Miss Verinder's possession, supposing she decides to keep it.
For that,' Mr Wegg inwardly decides, as he takes a corrective sniff or two, 'is musty, leathery, feathery, cellary, gluey, gummy, and,' with another sniff, 'as it might be, strong of old pairs of bellows.
The result at the open targets should decide the tourney.
Will it not be more safe, as well as more simple, to dismiss such vague and uncertain calculations, to examine each power by itself, and to decide, on general principles, where it may be deposited with most advantage and least inconvenience?
A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.
Not but that there are even now some particular magistrates invested with supreme power to decide, as judges, those things which the law cannot, as being one of those cases which comes not properly under its jurisdiction; for of those which can there is no doubt: since then laws comprehend some things, but not all, it is necessary to enquire and consider which of the two is preferable, that the best man or the best law should govern; for to reduce every subject which can come under the deliberation of man into a law is impossible.
Then the three held a counsel to decide what they should do next, but could think of no way to better their condition.
I'm sorry I asked you to decide this question," said the zebra, crossly.