決める

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  • きめる kimeru

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  • Ichidan verbtransitive verb
    to decide, to choose, to determine, to make up one's mind, to resolve, to set one's heart on, to settle, to arrange, to set, to appoint, to fix
    • to clinch (a victory), to decide (the outcome of a match)
      • to persist in doing, to go through with
        • to always do, to have made a habit of
            • as 決めている
          • to take for granted, to assume
            • to dress up, to dress to kill, to dress to the nines
              • to carry out successfully (a move in sports, a pose in dance, etc.), to succeed in doing
                • martial arts termsumo term
                  to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.)
                  • to eat or drink something, to take illegal drugs

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                    • 7 strokes

                      decide, fix, agree upon, appoint

                    Verb conjugation

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                    Plain
                    Present決める - きめる (kimeru) 
                    Negative決めない - きめない (kimenai) 
                    Past決めた - きめた (kimeta) 
                    Past negative決めなかった - きめなかった (kimenakatta) 
                    Te form決めて - きめて (kimete) 
                    Tai form決めたい - きめたい (kimetai) 
                    Volitional決めよう - きめよう (kimeyou) 
                    Imperative決めろ - きめろ (kimero) 
                    Passive決められる - きめられる (kimerareru) 
                    Conditional決めたら - きめたら (kimetara) 
                    Provisional conditional決めれば - きめれば (kimereba) 
                    Causative決めさせる - きめさせる (kimesaseru) 
                    Potential決められる - きめられる (kimerareru) 
                    Keigo (Polite)
                    Present決めます - きめます (kimemasu) 
                    Negative決めません - きめません (kimemasen) 
                    Past決めました - きめました (kimemashita) 
                    Past negative決めませんでした - きめませんでした (kimemasendeshita) 
                    Te form決めまして - きめまして (kimemashite) 
                    Tai form決めたいです - きめたいです (kimetaidesu) 
                    Volitional決めましょう - きめましょう (kimemashou) 
                    Imperative決めませ - きめませ (kimemase) 
                    Passive決められます - きめられます (kimeraremasu) 

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                    • Japanese sentence

                      そこに行くことに決めた。 

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                      English translation

                      I made up my mind to go there.