What does CHOOSE mean?
Definitions for CHOOSE
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choose, take, select, pick outverb
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
"Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
choose, prefer, optverb
select as an alternative over another
"I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"
see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way
"She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam"
He was chosen as president in 1990
I chose a nice, ripe apple from the bowl.
To decide to act in a certain way.
I chose to walk to work today.
The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.
The number of distinct subsets of size k from a set of size n is uE00024529uE001 or "n choose k".
Etymology: From chosen, chesen, from ceosan, from keusanan, from ǵews-. Cognate with chose, chese, kese, kieze, Dutch kiezen, kiesen, kyse, Norwegian kjose, tjusa, Icelandic kjósa, Gothic 033A0339033F03430330033D, gusto.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
I chose, I have chosen or chose.
Etymology: choisir, Fr. ceosan , Sax. kicsen, Germ.
Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest. 1 Sam. ii. 28.
I may neither choose whom I would, nor refuse whom I dislike. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
If he should offer to choose, and choose the right casket, you should refuse to perform your father’s will, if you should refuse to accept him. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
Let us choose to us judgment; let us know among ourselves what is good. Job, xxxiv. 4.
The will has still so much freedom left as to enable it to choose any act in its kind good; as also to refuse any act in its kind evil. Robert South, Sermons.
Choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me. 1 Sa. xvii. 8.
How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him? Job, ix. 14.
To have the power of choice between different things. It is generally joined with a negative, and signifies must necessarily be.
Without the influence of the Deity supporting things, their utter annihilation could not choose but follow. Richard Hooker, b. v.
Who having by their own importunate suit,
Convinced or supplied them, they cannot choose
But they must blab. William Shakespeare, Othello.
When a favourite shall be raised upon the foundation of merit, then can he not choose but prosper. Francis Bacon, Adv. to Vill.
Threw down a golden apple in her way;
For all her haste, she could not choose but stay. Dryden.
Those who are persuaded that they shall continue for ever, cannot choose but aspire after a happiness commensurate to their duration. John Tillotson.
to make choice of; to select; to take by way of preference from two or more objects offered; to elect; as, to choose the least of two evils
to wish; to desire; to prefer
to make a selection; to decide
to do otherwise
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chōōz, v.t. to take one thing in preference to another: to select.—v.i. to will or determine: to think fit:—pa.t. chōse; pa.p. chōs′en.—ns. Choos′er (Shak.), one who chooses; Choos′ing, choice: selection.—Cannot choose, can have no alternative.—Not much to choose between, each about equally bad.—Pick and choose, to select with care. [A.S. céosan, Dut. kiesen.]
To do or have what we know is possible in order of priority
They choose unity, love, understanding and marriage.
Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CHOOSE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1578
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CHOOSE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1378
Rank popularity for the word 'CHOOSE' in Verbs Frequency: #136
The numerical value of CHOOSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of CHOOSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of CHOOSE in a Sentence
I used humor to make the point, i was ONLY looking out for the women of the patrol and was not attempting to put down any group or individual, only maintain a nice facility for the women who choose to use a gender specific facility.
It’s not that a person is afraid of you, it’s just that; they know what they’re capable of doing to you, so they choose not to lose their freedom and everything they have worked hard for in life.... up until you really piss’em off.
School Choice Corey DeAngelis:
They're following the Political Science, the underperformance of Democrats in November likely served as a wake-up call for politicians embracing restrictions. Polling likely nudged these politicians towards relaxing mandates. But whether the rollback is because of a genuine change of heart or due to political pressure, the result is the same: families have more freedom to choose. At the same time, choosing whether your child wears a mask at school is an extremely low bar when it comes to parental rights in education.
While passengers often choose airlines based on price, convenient scheduling, or loyalty program membership, about one-in-five choose airlines based on specific things they like about the brand such as customer service, in-flight entertainment, or more comfortable seating.
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
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Translations for CHOOSE
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- выбіра́ць, вы́брацьBelarusian
- подби́рам, избирам, решавамBulgarian
- নির্বাচন করাBengali
- escollir, triar, elegirCatalan, Valencian
- volit, zvolit, vyvolit, vybírat, rozhodnout se, zvolit si, vybratCzech
- ethol, dewisWelsh
- udvælge, kåre, vælge, foretrække, have lyst, finde for godtDanish
- wählen, entscheiden, auswählenGerman
- εκλέγω, διαλέγωGreek
- elegir, escogerSpanish
- گزیدن, برگزیدن, انتخاب کردنPersian
- valita, [[päättää]] [[tehdä]]Finnish
- choisir, élire, déciderFrench
- taghScottish Gaelic
- elixir, escollerGalician
- chwaziHaitian Creole
- megválaszt, választ, kiválasztHungarian
- pilih, memilihIndonesian
- decidere, scegliere, eleggere, selezionareItalian
- 고르다, 선택하다Korean
- lego, ēligo, dīligoLatin
- atlasīt, izvēlētiesLatvian
- talla', ħatar, iddeċieda, għażelMaltese
- kiezen, uitkiezen, verkiezenDutch
- wybierać, wybraćPolish
- vrea, prefera, alegeRomanian
- вы́брать, взять, выбира́ть, реша́ть, реши́ть, избира́ть, избра́тьRussian
- izabrati, odabrati, одлучити, одабрати, изабрати, odlučitiSerbo-Croatian
- තෝරා ගන්නවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- vyberať, vybraťSlovak
- izvoliti, izbratiSlovene
- เลือก, คัดเลือกThai
- saýlamak, seçmekTurkmen
- ви́брати, вибира́тиUkrainian
- chọn, lựa chọn, kén chọnVietnamese
- קלײַבן, אויסקלײַבןYiddish
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