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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation - Making Tough Choices

Here you will learn some English words related to making tough choices such as "verdict", "retreat", and "settle on".

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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation
quorate
[adjective]
(of a meeting) having enough members present to conduct business or to make official decisions by voting
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quorum
[noun]
the minimum number of people that must be present for a meeting to officially begin or for decisions to be made
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to railroad
[verb]
to unfairly compel someone or a group of people to to accept something such as a decision, rule, etc. quickly
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to reconsider
[verb]
to think again about an opinion or decision, particularly to see if it needs changing or not
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reconsideration
[noun]
the act of thinking about an opinion or decision again, especially with an intention to change it
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to remit to
[verb]
(usually passive) to send a matter to someone of an authority so that it can be dealt with
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resolution
[noun]
a serious decision to behave or not to behave in a certain way or to do or not to do something particular
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to resolve
[verb]
to make a decision with determination
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to retreat
[verb]
to allow people's negative comments and criticisms change one's mind about something
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retreat
[noun]
an act of changing one's mind about something because of people's negative comments and criticisms
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to return a verdict
[phrase]
to declare someone guilty or innocent in a court of law
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to reverse
[verb]
(law) to alter a previous decision, judgment, etc. to the contrary one
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rowback
[noun]
the act of changing an earlier promise, decision, or statement so that it becomes entirely different
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to rubberstamp
[verb]
to officially approve something such as a decision, resolution, etc. without proper consideration
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rubber stamp
[noun]
a person or organization that automatically approves or authorizes a plan, decision, etc. without considering it properly
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to rule
[verb]
to make an official decision about something
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ruling
[noun]
a decision made by someone with official power, particularly a judge
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say
[noun]
the right or chance to give an opinion about something
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to settle on
[verb]
to decide something, after considering all possible alternatives
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to sleep on
[verb]
to postpone making a decision until the next day or a later time, often to think about it more
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spoilt for choice
[phrase]
unable to choose because there are a lot of choices
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straight
[adjective]
(of a choice or competition) obvious and only involving two things or people
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to take a chance
[phrase]
to undertake an action, often involving risk or uncertainty
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to take sth into account
[phrase]
to consider something when trying to make a judgment or decision
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to take sth into consideration
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to give thought to a certain fact before making a decision
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to take sth under advisement
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to give something adequate amount of thought and consideration before making a decision or forming an opinion about it
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taste
[noun]
the ability to recognize something with good quality or high standard, especially in art, style, beauty, etc.
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that's that
[phrase]
used to express that one's decision is definite and cannot be changed
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the lesser of two evils
[phrase]
a choice or option that seems less harmful or unpleasant out of two that one is confronted with
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to think over
[verb]
to consider a matter carefully before reaching a decision
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to think twice
[phrase]
to think about something very carefully before doing it
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tossup
[noun]
an unclear situation that either of two possibilities have an equal chance of happening
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toughie
[noun]
a severely difficult situation, problem, or question
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unanimous
[adjective]
(of a group) fully in agreement on something
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undecided
[adjective]
unable or unwilling to make a decision
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to uphold
[verb]
(particularly of a law court) to state that a previous decision is correct
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verdict
[noun]
an official decision made by the jury in a court after the legal proceedings
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versus
[preposition]
used to compare or to show contrast between two choices, decisions, etc.
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veto
[noun]
refusal of or disagreement with something
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volition
[noun]
the faculty to use free will and make decisions
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vote
[noun]
an official choice made by an individual or a group of people in a meeting or election
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to vote
[verb]
to formally express one's preference to choose someone for a particular position
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to waver
[verb]
to hold back and hesitate due to uncertainty
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waverer
[noun]
one who is incapable of making any decisions due to fear or uncertainty, particularly in an election
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to weigh
[verb]
to consider all the possible outcomes and different aspects of something before making a definite decision
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when push come to shove
[phrase]
used when a situation reaches a critical point and one must take action in order to deal with it
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whether
[conjunction]
used to talk about a doubt or choice when facing two options
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