decide on

This page is about the phrasal verb decide on.

Meaning: If you decide on something, you choose one thing from among two or more possible options.

Synonym: settle on

For example:

  • decide on sb/sth After looking into a lot of possible places to spend our honeymoon, we decided on a week in Bali.

  • decide on doing sth After thinking about it for a long time, I decided on doing a Masters degree in International Law.

Quick Quiz:

In the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, the majority of voters decided on

a. Barack Obama

b. John McCain

c. Sarah Palin

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