choice

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noun
1 act of choosing
ADJECTIVE
careful, good, informed, right, wise

a careful choice of words

bad, wrong
difficult, hard, stark, tough

She faced the stark choice of backing the new plan or losing her job.

easy, simple

In the end, the choice was quite easy.

conscious, deliberate

When did you make a conscious choice to become an artist?

natural
rational
moral

Doctors have to make moral choices every day of their lives.

personal

These are personal choices that people must make for themselves.

career, food, lifestyle

Much ill health is the result of poor diet and lifestyle choices.

VERB + CHOICE
make
be faced with, face
dictate, guide, influence

Your needs should dictate your choice.

PREPOSITION
by choice, from choice, out of choice

I wouldn't have come to this bar by choice!

of choice (= that is/should be chosen by a particular group of people for a particular purpose)

It's the software of choice for business use.

of your choice (= that you choose yourself)

First prize will be a meal for two at a restaurant of your choice.

choice about

to make choices about their future

2 chance/ability to choose
ADJECTIVE
clear
free

Students have a free choice from a range of subjects.

first

You can have first choice of all the rooms.

multiple

a test with multiple choice questions

consumer, parental, public
individual, personal
VERB + CHOICE
have

I now had a clear choice: either I accept their terms or I leave.

exercise

Everyone in a democracy has the right to exercise choice.

give sb, offer sb, present sb with

We gave her the choice, and she decided she'd like a bike for her birthday.

extend
PREPOSITION
choice about

He had no choice about that.

choice as to

to extend parental choice as to which schools children should attend

choice between

She has a choice between three different universities.

choice of

a choice of wines

PHRASES
freedom of choice
have little choice but to do sth, have no choice but to do sth

I had no choice but to cancel my trip.

have no choice in the matter

The way he behaved meant that we had no choice in the matter.

leave sb with little choice, leave sb with no choice

Your decision leaves me with no choice but to resign.

3 things from which you can/must choose
ADJECTIVE
good, wide
limited
available

a range of available choices

VERB + CHOICE
have, offer

We offer a choice of ten different destinations.

limit, narrow

Smoking may limit your choice of contraception.

expand
CHOICE + VERB
be available (to sb), be open to sb

a limited range of choices available to buyers

PREPOSITION
choice of

The store has a very limited choice of ties.

PHRASES
be spoilt for choice (= to have a large number of things from which to choose) (BrE)
4 sb/sth that is chosen
ADJECTIVE
excellent, good, happy, ideal, inspired, perfect, smart (esp. AmE)

It was a happy choice of venue

bad, poor, unfortunate

Baldwin was a poor choice for such a role.

appropriate
odd
logical, obvious

Bill is the obvious choice for captain of the team.

popular
first, second

Our first choice for a site was already taken.

top

People were asked about their top choices for meeting locations.

preferred

The hotel is the preferred choice for business people.

VERB + CHOICE
regret

She was starting to regret her choice.

defend, justify

Maria defended her choice of name for the child.

question

She questioned the choice of Murphy for this role.

PREPOSITION
choice as

Mary is a popular choice as chair of the committee.

choice for

I think she's a very good choice for captain.

choice of

I don't think much of her choice of outfit.

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adj.
Choice is used with these nouns: ↑beef, ↑cut, ↑morsel, ↑word

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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