choose


choose
verb
ADVERB
carefully, wisely

He chose his words carefully.

freely

They can choose freely from a wide range of courses.

voluntarily, willingly
consciously, deliberately, purposely, specifically
arbitrarily, randomly
VERB + CHOOSE
be able to, be free to, can

You are free to choose whichever courses you want to take.

PREPOSITION
between

She had to choose between giving up her job or hiring a nanny.

from

There are several different models to choose from.

PHRASES
pick and choose

You have to take any job you can get—you can't pick and choose.

Choose is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑elector, ↑judge, ↑voter
Choose is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cabinet, ↑candidate, ↑career, ↑clothes, ↑course, ↑delegate, ↑fate, ↑favourite, ↑jury, ↑leader, ↑location, ↑mate, ↑moment, ↑name, ↑nominee, ↑occupation, ↑option, ↑outfit, ↑partner, ↑password, ↑path, ↑priority, ↑replacement, ↑representative, ↑road, ↑route, ↑scheme, ↑setting, ↑side, ↑site, ↑starter, ↑strategy, ↑subject, ↑successor, ↑target, ↑team, ↑topic, ↑type, ↑victim, ↑way, ↑winner, ↑word

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Choose Me — theatrical poster Directed by Alan Rudolph Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • choose — choose; mis·choose; …   English syllables

  • 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… …   Law dictionary


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