1. with firmness (Freq. 2)

`I will come along,' she said decisively

Syn: ↑resolutely
Ant: ↑indecisively
Derived from adjective: ↑decisive
2. with finality; conclusively

the voted settled the argument decisively

Ant: ↑indecisively
Derived from adjective: ↑decisive
3. in an indisputable degree

the Fisher Act of 1918 decisively raised their status and pay

Derived from adjective: ↑decisive

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