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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. chooseverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. chooseverb

    To elect.

    He was chosen as president in 1990

    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.

  2. chooseverb

    To pick.

    I chose a nice, ripe apple from the bowl.

    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.

  3. chooseverb

    To decide to act in a certain way.

    I chose to walk to work today.

    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.

  4. chooseconjunction

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chooseverb

    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

  2. Chooseverb

    to wish; to desire; to prefer

  3. Chooseverb

    to make a selection; to decide

  4. Chooseverb

    to do otherwise

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Choose

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. choose

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choose' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1578

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1378

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choose' in Verbs Frequency: #136

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choose in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of choose in a Sentence

  1. People Editor-in-Chief Dan Wakeford:

    This year, we really wanted to choose somebody who is kind, and who is good and is nice.

  2. Greg Anderson:

    Changing our diet is something we choose to do, not something we are forced to do. Instead of dreading it, try saying, Here's another thing I get to do to help myself. Great!

  3. Ron Klain:

    The greatest heroes are the people who choose to face danger, we need more people like Martin Salia.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The optimist will never say that he's unemployed. But he will claim that he has full freedom to do anything he wants. He can choose whether to make money or waste his VALUABLE time.

  5. Lewis S Feuer:

    Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.

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