动词过去式:decisioned 过去分词:decisioned 现在分词:decisioning 第三人称单数:decisions 形容词:decisional
cide＝to cut（切） 变化型 cise
1 ~ (on/against sth); ~ (to do sth)
(a) [U] deciding; making up one's mind 决定; 决心
*It's a matter for personal decision, ie Everybody must decide for themselves. 这是须由个人作决定的问题.
(b) [C] conclusion reached; judgement 得到的结论; 判断
*arrive at/come to/make/reach a decision 作出决定
* his decision against going on holiday 他不休假的决定
* We took the difficult decision to leave. 我们好不容易才作出离开的决定.
* Her decision to retire surprised us all. 她决定退休, 我们大为惊讶.
* give a decision on an issue 就某问题作出决定
* The judge's decision was to award damages to the defendant. 法官判决赔偿被告损失.
* Discussion should be part of the decision-making process. 进行讨论该是作决定的过程.
2 [U] ability to decide quickly 迅速决定的能力
*Anyone who lacks decision (ie who hesitates, can't decide questions) shouldn't be a leader. 不果断的人不应做领导.
a choice or judgment that you make after a period of discussion or thought Do you ever wonder if you made the right decision ? No final decision has been taken , but it seems likely that the two companies could merge in the near future.decision about/on We finally came to a firm decision on the matter. They can help with decisions about where to invest your money. I need to think about it. It's a big decision . All managers face tough decisions at one time or another. She refused to discuss her decision to quit the group.decision as to which/whether/who etc Viewers make the final decision as to who should be eliminated from the competition. The Supreme Court has overturned the lower court's decision . The judges' decision is final . She made a snap decision , which was to have fatal consequences. What were the reasons behind your decision?[U]
the quality someone has that makes them able to make choices or judgments quickly and confidently
≠ indecision the ability to act with speed and decision[U]
the act of deciding something The Court has the ultimate power of decision.
COLLOCATES for sense 1make a decisiontake a decision
(=make an important decision, especially after considering carefully) reach/come to a decisiona big/major decisiona difficult/hard/tough etc decisiondecision to do somethingthe right/wrong decisionreverse/overturn a decision
(=officially change an earlier decision) somebody's decision is final
(=it cannot be changed) a snap decision
(=one made extremely quickly)
1. But where the American is pressing for a specific decision, the Japanese is trying to devise a rather broad direction. 但美国人总是急于做出具体决策，而日本人却试着制定一个大方向。
2. When Churchill glowered, chomped on his cigar, and refused to commit himself, the meeting ended without a decision. 丘吉尔咬着嘴里的雪茄，怒目而视，不置可否。会议结束，没有作出任何决定。
3. That their decision was the best one is arguable. 若说他们的决定是最好的那就有疑问。
4. The minister criticized my decision. 部长批评了我的决定.
5. The president will announce a momentous decision. 主席将宣布重要决定。
6. This decision has been revoked. 这项决议被取消了。
7. To talk about problem-solving or decision-making within a national environment means examining many complex cultural forces. 以国家为背景探讨解决问题或做出决策的方式就意味着研究许多复杂的文化因素。
8. This is of extreme importance when trying to analyze the direction-taking or decision-making process. 在对其取向或决策过程进行分析时，这一点尤为重要。
9. The difference is that Western style decision-making proceeds mostly from top management and often does not consult middle management or the worker while in Japan, ideas can be created at the lowest levels, travel upward through an organization and h 差别在于，西方式的决策多半源自高层管理人员，通常不征求中层管理人员或员工的意见；而在日本，最底层的人员也能提出想法，然后通过组织上传，对最后的决策产生影响。
10. He made a hasty decision. 他做了一个匆促的决定。