decide against (someone or something)

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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said if a case was decided according to the constitution and law, the Bench and Bar should be satisfied with the decision even if it was decided against one of the Bar members.
If a case is decided according to Constitution and law, bench and bar feel satisfied with the decision even if the case is decided against one of the member of the bar.
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