decide on/upon

decide on/upon
decide on/upon [phrasal verb]
decide on/upon (something) : to choose (something) after thinking about the possible choices

He decided on blue rather than green.

We looked at all the cats in the pet store and finally decided on a little black-and-white one.

I am having trouble deciding on a gift for them.

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Main Entry:decide

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  • upon — [[t]əpɒ̱n[/t]] ♦♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, upon is used in phrasal verbs such as come upon and look upon , and after some other verbs such as decide and depend .) 1) PREP If one thing is upon another, it is on it. [FORMAL] He set the …   English dictionary

  • decide upon something — deˈcide on/upon sth derived to choose sth from a number of possibilities • We re still trying to decide on a venue. • I can t decide on who to invite. Main entry: ↑decidederived …   Useful english dictionary

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