US: /dɪˈsɪʒən/
UK: /dɪsˈɪʒən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

decision /di'siʤn/
  • danh từ
    • sự giải quyết (một vấn đề...); sự phân xử, sự phán quyết (của toà án)
    • sự quyết định, quyết nghị
      • to come to (arrive at) a decision: đi tới một quyết định
    • tính kiên quyết, tính quả quyết
      • a man of decision: người kiên quyết
      • to lack decision: thiếu kiên quyết

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [C] ~ (on / about sth)
~ (to do sth) a choice or judgement that you make after thinking and talking about what is the best thing to do: to take a decision (= to decide) + (BrE) to make a decision (= to decide) + We need a decision on this by next week. + Who took the decision to go ahead with the project? + He is really bad at making decisions. + We finally reached a decision (= decided after some difficulty). + We must come to a decision about what to do next by tomorrow. + a big (= an important) decision + The final decision is yours. + It's a difficult decision for any doctor. + The editor's decision is final. + Mary is the decision-maker in the house. + The decisions by the management committee will affect everyone in the company.
2 (also decisiveness) [U] the ability to decide sth clearly and quickly: This is not a job for someone who lacks decision.
3 [U] the process of deciding sth: The moment of decision had arrived. + The power of decision remained with the directors.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 settlement, determination, resolution, settling, resolving, arbitration:
The decision is the umpire's responsibility.
2 judgement, conclusion, resolution, verdict, sentence, ruling, finding, decree, settlement, outcome:
According to the decision, the victims will receive compensatory damages.
3 determination, firmness, decidedness, resolve, decisiveness, conclusiveness, steadfastness, purpose, purposefulness:
She asserted her position with decision.

Collocation dictionary


big, crucial, fateful, important, key, landmark
major, momentous
It was a big decision to have to make. In a landmark decision, the court agreed to hear evidence from twenty years earlier.
| difficult, hard, tough
the difficult decision of whether to go to university or nurse her sick mother
| firm
We need a firm decision by Friday.
| prompt, snap
I had to make a snap decision about what to do with the money.
| hasty, knee-jerk, rash | final, irreversible, irrevocable
On Monday, the board of directors will meet to make their final decision. The decision is irreversible.
| informed
I need more facts before I can make an informed decision.
| arbitrary | good, rational, right, sensible, wise | bad, poor, unwise, wrong | collective, joint, unanimous
In the end, the decision to scrap the project was unanimous.
| majority, split | court, government, etc. | investment, policy, etc.


arrive at, come to, make, reach, take
Key decisions are always taken by the editor.
| announce, give (sb)
The committee will give us their decision tomorrow.
| abide by
The decision has been made, and we must all abide by it.
| affirm, uphold
The management committee upheld her decision to fire two of her staff.
| reconsider | appeal against, challenge
plans to challenge this decision in the High Court
| overrule, overturn, quash, reverse
Nobody has the authority to overrule his decision.
| defer




~ about/on
a decision on her future > Special page at MEETING

Concise English dictionary

+a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
+the act of making up your mind about something
+(boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred
+the outcome of a game or contest
+the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose