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decide against someone or something

to rule against someone or something; to make a judgment against someone or something. We decided against Tom and chose Larry instead. Jane decided against the supplier.
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decide among (someone and someone else)

 and decide among (something and something else)
to choose from three or more people; to choose from three or more things. I couldn't decide among all the choices on the menu. I will decide among Fred, Tom, and Alice.
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decide between (someone and someone else)

 and decide between (something and something else)
to choose one from two people; to choose one from two things. I could not decide between Tom and Wally. We could not decide between those two.
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decide for someone or something

to rule in favor of someone or something; to make a judgment for someone or something. The jury decided for the plaintiff. The judge decided for me.
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decide in favor of someone or something

to determine that someone or something is the winner. The judge decided in favor of the defendant. I decided in favor of the red one.
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decide (up)on someone or something

to choose someone or something; to make a judgment about some aspect of someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Will you please hurry up and decide upon someone to vote for? I decided on chocolate.
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decide on

or decide upon
To choose something or someone after deliberation: We decided on green as the color for the nursery. I've decided upon the red shoes; you can put the black ones back.
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In deciding to withhold the names, the commission has said it acted on advice from the City Attorney's Office, and reinforced its decision with a public vote earlier this week.
Politically conservative judges, who tend to favor originalism, and liberal judges, who tend to favor the "living Constitution" idea, can reach very different conclusions when deciding cases involving contentious issues like free speech, religion, abortion, race, and the death penalty.
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Contemporary American politics faces few greater dilemmas than deciding how to deal with the resurgence of religious belief.
In deciding to apply the revenue ruling, the Ninth Circuit interpreted the U.
A woman deciding whether to continue a pregnancy stands on moral ground.
But before deciding to add, step back and study the proposed new service thoroughly and objectively.
In deciding how to meet this need, we investigated innovative ways to use current technologies.
That the cases are from other states is not particularly a hindrance; when deciding an issue for the first time, courts often look to cases from other states for guidance.
In dispensing with the Florida high court's efforts to resolve a confusing election-code tangle, derailing the election-contest process in Florida, and sidestepping the constitutionally established mechanisms for deciding disputed elections, the U.
In addition, the researcher will discuss with you any results that relate to your diagnosis or that may be useful in deciding on the best treatment for your disorder.
The second reason is the ability that the LRA data gave the tax manager and outside counsel to make meaningful comparisons in deciding which to pursue and which ones to defer.
By deciding your parenting style, building relationships with campers, and learning to be a fair disciplinarian, counselors can work effectively with campers.
According to Neil Sandler, a managing director of Paine Webber and a panelist at the CFRI Conference, timing is everything, or at least a great deal, in deciding when to go public.
The court relied state law giving the New York State Tax Commission the right to examine any refund claim before deciding whether to allow the claim.