What does choose mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choose, take, select, pick out(verb)

    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, opt(verb)

    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. choose(verb)

    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. choose(Verb)

    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. choose(Verb)

    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. choose(Verb)

    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. choose(Conjunction)

    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. Choose(verb)

    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. Choose(verb)

    to wish; to desire; to prefer

  3. Choose(verb)

    to make a selection; to decide

  4. Choose(verb)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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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Numerology

  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. Sri Madhava:

    Freedom, then, lies only in our innate human capacity to choose between different sorts of bondage, bondage to desire or self esteem, or bondage to the light that lightens all our lives.

  2. Malala Yousafzai:

    My father and my mother both inspired me to believe in myself. In a society where women's rights are not respected, my parents gave me examples, there's a moment where you have to choose to be silent or to stand up.

  3. Gauri Maulekhi:

    The offenses have been made very clear and explained to the district and state authorities, but they choose to turn a blind eye towards it. It is not just for entertainment that these animals are made to fight, but it is( also) due to the heavy betting and gambling that goes on in the garb of these events.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    After a major attack, every society faces a choice between fear and resolve. The world's great democracies can't sacrifice our values or turn our backs on those in need, therefore we must choose resolve. And we must lead a world to meet this threat.

  5. Pan Ku:

    If you must choose between two paths, either of which will bring death and defeat, then choose the path wherein you die fighting for honor and justice.

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