decide-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Make a choice

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[animate] DECIDE NP1[animate] DECIDE PP{P NP}
NOTE: Compare to Sense 2; in Sense 1, NP1 IS animate.

I can't decide whether to order the apple pie or the peach cobbler.
His mother decided that he could go on the trip.
Mary has decided on the red leather pumps.
The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff.
The case was decided in the Supreme Court.
The conflict ended in the breakout of war, which in effect decided the argument.

VerbNet: correspond-36.1,settle-36.1.2-1
FrameNet: Choosing,Deciding
PropBank: decide.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: Affect a situation

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[theme] DECIDE NP2[patient]
NOTE: Compare to Sense 1; in Sense 2, NP1 is NOT animate.

The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election
The UN resolution may decide the fate of that country.

VerbNet: determine-70.1-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: decide.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4