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決める, 極める, きめる

  • kimeru


Ichidan verb, transitive 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


  • 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 Term

  • to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.)

Examples of 決める,極める,きめる in a Sentence

I made up my mind to go there.
Most athletes are at their best during their early manhood.
It goes without saying that it was supremely difficult to carry out this mission.
Peter has decided to leave tomorrow.
I made up my mind, then and there, that I would get the necessary million dollars within a week.
Acting on your advice, I've decided to exercise more regularly.
It has not yet been decided whether to approve of your proposal.
The talented young chess player is very bold. He deliberately lays himself open to attack, makes himself vulnerable and then checkmates his opponent when least expected.
If you decide to come to America, please let me know as soon as possible.
Wow, you're dressed to kill.

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決める,極める,きめる Conjugations

Plain Polite 決めますきめます
Negative 決めないきめない
Negative Polite 決めませんきめません
Past 決めたきめた
Past Polite 決めましたきめました
Past Negative 決めなかったきめなかった
Past Negative Polite 決めませんでしたきめませんでした
Te Form 決めてきめて
Progressive 決めているきめている
Progressive Polite 決めていますきめています
Progressive Negative 決めてないきめてない
Progressive Negative Polite 決めていませんきめていません
Passive 決められるきめられる
Passive Te Form 決められてきめられて
Imperative 決めなさいきめなさい
Imperative Polite 決めてくださいきめてください
Imperative Polite Negative 決めないでくださいきめないでください
Optative 決めたいきめたい
Optative Negative 決めたくなかったきめたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 決めたくないですきめたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 決めたくありませんきめたくありません
Optative Past 決めたかったきめたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 決めたくなかったですきめたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 決めたくありませんでしたきめたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 決めたくてきめたくて
Optative Conditional 決めたければきめたければ
Gerund 決めながらきめながら
Factitive 決めさせるきめさせる
Factitive Shortened 決めさすきめさす
Potential 決めれるきめれる
Potential Polite 決めれますきめれます
Conditional (Ba Form) 決めればきめれば
Conditional (Tara Form) 決めたらきめたら
Volitional 決めようきめよう
Volitional Polite 決めましょうきめましょう
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