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Difference between Decide on something and Decide something

decide on something

1. choose smth. from two or more possibilities:

  • After exhaustive product research, I finally decided on licensed leather sports caps.

2. settle a question, etc.; make a judgment on smth.:

  • The courts that decided on the case had been wrong in concluding that he was not the co-owner of the property.

decide something

1. = decide on something 2:

  • A jury of citizens and not the judge decided the case, and the company in which Turk owned stock actually lost.

2. influence or determine the outcome of smth.:

  • Diallo also had no complaints about the penalty kick that decided the match.