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 have or do 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

How to pronounce choose?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say choose in sign language?

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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. Ryan Russell:

    I rationalized my fear because it was easy to convince Ryan Russell that hiding who I was made the most sense. The competition is so stiff to stay in the league, that any small mark can lead a front office to choose another guy for your job.

  2. C. Wright Mills:

    Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose.

  3. Frank LaRose:

    Sending the request – not the ballot – helps voters participate in the election and means each registered voter in Ohio can continue to choose one of three options available to them – early voting, absentee voting by mail, or voting in person on Election Day.

  4. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    Of two evils choose neither.

  5. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

    Choose your own way. Do not follow me, or anyone else.

Images & Illustrations of choose

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