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 Dictionary entry overview: What does make up one's mind mean? 

  The verb MAKE UP ONE'S MIND has 1 sense:

1. reach, make, or come to a decision about something

  Familiarity information: MAKE UP ONE'S MIND used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1make up one's mind [BACK TO TOP]


Reach, make, or come to a decision about something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


decide; make up one's mind; determine

Context example:

We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

"Make up one's mind" entails doing...:

debate; deliberate (discuss the pros and cons of an issue)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "make up one's mind"):

measure; measure out; mensurate (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of)

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

will (determine by choice)

seal (decide irrevocably)

purpose; resolve (reach a decision)

decree; rule (decide with authority)

orient; orientate (determine one's position with reference to another point)

adjudicate; judge; try (put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of)

govern; order; regularise; regularize; regulate (bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations)

Sentence frames:

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