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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation - Determining Decisions

Here you will learn some English words related to determining decisions such as "option", "narrow down", and "pick".

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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation
joint resolution
[noun]
(in the US) an official statement or decision that has been approved by both houses of the US Congress
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judge
[noun]
the official in charge of a court who decides on legal matters
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judgment
[noun]
the process of evaluating a person, object, or event and coming to a conclusion
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judgment call
[noun]
‌a decision that is solely based on one's own judgment or instinct rather than any clear principle or rule
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judicial review
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(in the UK) the process in which a court of law can examine an action or decision made by a public body or government department
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jurisdiction
[noun]
the power or authority of a court of law or an organization to make legal decisions and judgements
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jurisdictional
[adjective]
relating to an official organization, mainly the court's power and authority to bind the parties to the action
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to keep one's options open
[phrase]
to not make a decision so that one still has choices in the future
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majority verdict
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(law) a decision supported or made by a jury that most of the people, but not all agree with
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to make allowances for sb/sth
[phrase]
to consider something when doing calculations or making a plan
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miscarriage of justice
[noun]
(law) a situation in which a court wrongly punishes someone
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to nail down
[verb]
to finally come to an agreement or decision
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to narrow down
[verb]
to decrease the number of possibilities or choices
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negotiable
[adjective]
able to be changed to discussed in order for an agreement to be reached
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no-brainer
[noun]
something such as a decision or question that requires minimal or no mental effort to be made or answered
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of one's own free will
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in a way that demonstrates one's capability and independence in decision-making free of any influence or circumstance
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on second thoughts
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used to state that one has adopted a different opinion after rethinking or reconsidering something
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on the horns of a dilemma
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‌in a situation that forces one to choose between two alternatives that both have equally undesirable outcomes
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open verdict
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(in the UK) a legal decision that declares the cause of someone's death IS unknown
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option
[noun]
something that can or may be chosen from a number of alternatives
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to override
[verb]
to change or reject someone's decision, especially by using one's authority
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to overrule
[verb]
to use one's official or political authority to change or reject a previously made decision
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to overturn
[verb]
to reverse, abolish, or invalidate something, especially a legal decision
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to pick
[verb]
to choose someone or something out of a group of people or things
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to pick and choose
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‌to choose the most desirable alternative out of the ones available
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to pick a winner
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to excel in making decisions that ultimately lead to one's success
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