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  • 1 choose — W1S1 [tʃu:z] v past tense chose [tʃəuz US tʃouz] past participle chosen [ˈtʃəuzən US ˈtʃou ] [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: ceosan] 1.) to decide which one of a number of things or people you want →↑choice ▪ It took us ages to choose a new… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 choose — [ tʃuz ] (past tense chose [ tʃouz ] ; past participle chosen [ tʃouzn ] ) verb intransitive or transitive *** to decide which you want from a number of people or things: Do you feel that you chose the wrong career? choose from: There is a huge… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Choose — Choose, v. t. [imp. {Chose}; p. p. {Chosen}, {Chose} (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Choosing}.] [OE. chesen, cheosen, AS. ce[ o]san; akin to OS. kiosan, D. kiezen, G. kiesen, Icel. kj[=o]sa, Goth. kiusan, L. gustare to taste, Gr. ?, Skr. jush to enjoy …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Choose — Choose, v. i. 1. To make a selection; to decide. [1913 Webster] They had only to choose between implicit obedience and open rebellion. Prescott. [1913 Webster] 2. To do otherwise. Can I choose but smile? Pope. [1913 Webster] {Can not choose but} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 choose — [cho͞oz] vt. chose, chosen, choosing [ME chesen, cheosen < OE ceosan < IE base * ĝeus , to taste, relish > L gustare, Goth kausjan] 1. to pick out by preference from what is available; take as a choice; select [to choose a book at the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 choose — choose, select, elect, opt, pick, cull, prefer, single are comparable when they mean to fix upon one of a number of things as the one to be taken, accepted, or adopted or to make such a determination. Choose commonly implies both an act of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 Choose — may refer to: Choice, the act of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one of them for action Binomial coefficient, a mathematical function describing number of possible selections of subsets ( seven choose two ) Morra (game), a… …

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  • 8 choose — (v.) O.E. ceosan choose, taste, try (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, pp. coren), from P.Gmc. *keusanan (Cf. O.Fris. kiasa, O.S. kiosan, Du. kiezen, O.H.G. kiosan, Ger. kiesen, O.N. kjosa, Goth. kiusan choose ), from PIE root …

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  • 9 choose — choose; mis·choose; …

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  • 10 choose — I verb act on one s own authority, adopt, appoint, be disposed to, be resolute, be so minded, co opt, commit oneself to a course, cull, decide, deligere, desire, determine, determine upon, discriminate, discriminate between, do of one s own… …

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  • 11 choose — [v] pick, select accept, adopt, appoint, call for, cast, commit oneself, co opt, crave, cull, decide on, designate, desire, determine, discriminate between, draw lots, elect, embrace, espouse, excerpt, extract, fancy, favor, feel disposed to,… …

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  • 12 choose — ► VERB (past chose; past part. chosen) 1) pick out as being the best of two or more alternatives. 2) decide on a course of action. DERIVATIVES chooser noun. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 13 choose — v. 1) to choose carefully, judiciously; to choose at random 2) (D; intr.) to choose among, between, from (to choose between two offers) 3) (D; tr.) to choose as (they chose her as their spokesperson) 4) (D; intr., tr.) to choose by (to choose by… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 choose */*/*/ — UK [tʃuːz] / US [tʃuz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms choose : present tense I/you/we/they choose he/she/it chooses present participle choosing past tense chose UK [tʃəʊz] / US [tʃoʊz] past participle chosen UK [ˈtʃəʊz(ə)n] / US… …

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  • 15 choose — /tSu:z/ verb past tense chose past participle chosen (I, T) 1 to decide which one of a number of things, possibilities, people etc that you want because it is the best or most suitable: choose sth: The party has finally chosen a woman as leader.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 choose — choosable, adj. chooser, n. /choohz/, v., chose; chosen or (Obs.) chose; choosing. v.t. 1. to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure. 2. to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run …

    Universalium

  • 17 choose — verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, wisely ▪ He chose his words carefully. ▪ freely ▪ They can choose freely from a wide range of courses. ▪ voluntarily …

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  • 18 choose — [[t]tʃu͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦ chooses, choosing, chose, chosen 1) VERB If you choose someone or something from several people or things that are available, you decide which person or thing you want to have. [V n] They will be able to choose their own… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 choose — verb (chose; chosen; choosing) Etymology: Middle English chosen, from Old English cēosan; akin to Old High German kiosan to choose, Latin gustare to taste Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to select freely and after …

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  • 20 choose — [[t]tʃuz[/t]] v. chose, cho•sen, choos•ing 1) to select from a number of possibilities: She chose July for her wedding[/ex] 2) to prefer or decide (to do something): to choose to speak[/ex] 3) to want or desire, as one thing over another 4) to… …

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