Cách dùng động từ "decide" tiếng anh

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Bên cạnh Phân tích bài essay về "The number of visitors in the UK" IELTS WRITING TASK 1 (table), IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn Cách dùng động từ "decide" tiếng anh

I. Decide vừa là ngoại động từ, vừa là nội động từ

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "giải quyết, phân xử"

=If a person or group of people decides something, they choose what something should be like or how a particular problem should be solved.


  • decide against/in favour of someone


IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • to decide a question (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: giải quyết một vấn đề)
  • to decide against somebody (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: phân xử ai thua (kiện...))
  • to decide in favour of somebody (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: phân xử cho ai được (kiện))
  • She was still young, he said, and that would be taken into account when deciding her sentence. 
  • This is an issue that should be decided by local and metropolitan government.
  • It could take months before this case is decided.
  • The matter will be decided by a government tribunal. 
  • The court decided against Mrs McLaughlin. 
  • If the committee decides in his favour, he will be a very rich man.

2. Mang nghĩa "quyết định, chọn lựa giữa các lựa chọn rồi đi đến quyết định"

=to choose something, especially after thinking carefully about several possibilities


  • decide to do something
  • decide (that)
  • decide what/whether/how/when/where etc
  • decide between
  • decide for yourself (=make a choice yourself and not ask or allow someone else to do it for you)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • to decide to do something (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: quyết định làm cái gì)
  • She decided to do a secretarial course. 
  • He has decided that he doesn't want to embarrass the movement and will therefore step down. 
  • The house needed totally rebuilding, so we decided against buying it. 
  • I had a cold and couldn't decide whether to go to work or not.
  • Think about it very carefully before you decide
  • He decided to stay and see what would happen. 
  • The committee decided unanimously to accept the offer.
  • I decided that it would be best to tell George everything. 
  • I can’t decide what to do. 
  • She needs to decide whether or not she wants to keep the house. 
  • Julia has to decide between being an architect or a novelist. 
  •  ‘We think people should have the opportunity to decide for themselves what they want.’
  • to decide against doing something (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: quyết định không làm cái gì)
  • that decides me ! (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: nhất định rồi!)
  • to decide between two things (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: lựa chọn trong hai thứ)

3. Mang nghĩa "mang tính chất quyết định"

=If an event or fact decides something, it makes it certain that a particular choice will be made or that there will be a particular result.

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The goal that decided the match came just before the interval. 
  • The results will decide if he will win a place at a good university. 
  • Luck is certainly one deciding factor.

4. Mang nghĩa "dẫn ai đến quyết định làm việc gì"

=to influence someone so that they make a particular choice


  • decide someone to do something

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • What finally decided me was the location. 
  • That decided me to finally leave my job.

III. Phrasal verb "decide"

1. to decide on

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

      • she decided on the green coat (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: cô ta quyết định chọn cái áo choàng màu lục)

      IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn Giải thích phrasal verb: decide on

      2. to decide against

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