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abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months.
See also: abide, by, decision

arrive at a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally arrived at a decision. Have the doctors arrived at a decision yet?
See also: arrive, decision

automated decision support

Software that aids decision-making, as via algorithms. Management thinks this new automated decision support will save us a lot of time, but I'm skeptical.
See also: decision, support

eleventh-hour decision

A decision made at the last possible moment or opportunity. I was shocked that they reached an eleventh-hour decision after weeks of squabbling.
See also: decision

landmark decision

A legal decision that sets a precedent for how similar cases are to be resolved in the future. Review that landmark decision—it should help us to build our case.
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make a decision

To decide; to choose something. What do you want for dinner? I need you to make a decision so that I can start cooking.
See also: decision, make

reach a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally reached a decision. Have the doctors reached a decision yet?
See also: decision, reach

snap decision

A decision made hastily, recklessly, or without careful consideration. The company enjoyed huge success in the '90s, but a series of snap decisions backfired on them, leading them to the brink of bankruptcy. The officer made the snap decision to take the unresponsive child into his patrol car and rush her to the hospital himself.
See also: decision, snap

arrive at a decision

 and reach a decision
to make a decision; decide. Have you arrived at a decision yet? We will reach a decision tomorrow.
See also: arrive, decision

eleventh-hour decision

Fig. a decision made very late in a process, or at the last possible moment. Eleventh-hour decisions are seldom satisfactory. The president's eleventh-hour decision was made in a great hurry, but it turned out to be correct.
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DCS = Decisional Conflict Scale; HC = Health Consciousness.
determining the proper decisional unit, and the court held that the
citizens (a large adult community sample) whether decisional procrastination (indecision) and life satisfaction's known relationship mediated by regret across life areas.
(66) He thus did not entirely distance himself from a decisional theory he thought unsupported by the Constitution.
We did not find that men's personality traits of pessimism or optimism had significant associations with either treatment choice or qualities of the treatment decisionmaking process, which contradicts one study of 125 LPC patients which found that men with lower optimism were at greater risk for treatment decision-making difficulty and lack of decisional satisfaction [6].
Previous research (see last column in Table 1) provides clues regarding decisional needs of patients with advanced CKD, but they have never been studied specifically.
The study hypothesis was as follows: The linear combination of parents' perceptions of pediatric nurse practitioners' communication skills, clinical competence, caring behavior, and decisional control will explain parents' intent to adhere to recommended care regimen better than any one variable alone.
Identify the most frequently reported sources of decisional conflict identified by patients with stage 5D CKD who receive HD via CVC access;
We hypothesized that when transgressors received a denied or delayed response, they would have higher negative reactions (i.e., state anger, avoidance motivations, revenge motivations) and lower positive reactions (i.e., benevolence motivations, empathy) toward the victim than when receiving decisional or decisive forgiveness.
"Since this General Assembly is the only decisional body, it is too early to say that an agreement was reached on a national government or else.
Today, an appellant "dreads nothing more" than an unelaborated PCA decision because, for the most part, it is the "end of the line" for Florida appellants, or in the words of the district courts of appeal, it is a "clear expression to the appellant that the appeal is not meritorious and presents no issue worthy of further review." (9) Lamentably, because unelaborated PCA decisions are so prevalent today, (10) appellate practitioners will inevitably encounter cases involving 1) decisional conflicts; 2) issues of exceptional importance; and sometimes even 3) issues of first impression, which result in an inappropriate unelaborated PCA decision.
Study data consisted of responses on the Knowledge About Prostate Cancer survey, the Decisional Conflict Scale, the Satisfaction with Decision Scale, the Ways of Coping Inventory for Cancer Patients, and self-disclosed demographic information.
It is unlikely that we'll see any decisional shift from Westminster.