decide against


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decide against (someone or something)

1. To choose not to accept someone. Yes, Holly was a strong candidate, but we ultimately decided against her for the job.
2. To choose not to do something. I was so tired that I decided against going out with my friends tonight.
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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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"We probably need to organise alternative competitions and render all the necessary support to athletes, who would decide against going to the Olympics (under the neutral status)," Zhukov said addressing debates at the State Duma on Friday.
Another PCB official, however, said Raza's appointment was unlikely as PCB chief Zaka Ashraf looked set to decide against it.
International Resource News-22 January 2010-EDF to decide against selling UK power grid assets(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
1 : to decide against <The judge overruled the objection.>
The positive flip side: If any consumers are turned off by your new information content, very few will decide against purchasing something because of it.
AC MILAN will bring Francesco Coco back from Barcelona if the Spanish side decide against a permanent transfer, the Serie A club have said.
A few reasons why some women decide AGAINST reconstruction with breast implants:
As you can see, the change doesn't mean all companies will decide against establishing new ESOPs.
The relatively high cost forced one Thunder Bay shipping firm to decide against converting some of its fleet to self-unloaders.