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  1. choose
    IPA[CHo͞oz]
  2. verb

    • 1. pick out or select (someone or something) as being the best or most appropriate of two or more alternatives:

      he chose a seat facing the door now it's my turn to choose
      Synonym : select, pick, pick out, opt for, plump for, go for, take, settle on, decide on, fix on, come down in favor of, vote for, single out, handpick, set, designate, determine, specify, appoint, name, nominate, adopt, espouse, pitch on
    • 2. decide on a course of action, typically after rejecting alternatives:

      he chose to go I'll stay as long as I choose
      Synonym : wish, want, desire, prefer, feel/be inclined, please, like, see fit, decide, elect, make up one's mind
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: choose, 3rd person present: chooses, gerund or present participle: choosing, past tense: chose, past participle: chosen

    • verb

      pick out (someone or something) as being the best or most appropriate of two or more alternatives:

      decide on a course of action:

    • past participle of choose
    • adjective

      having been selected as the best or most appropriate:
    • past of choose
    • verb

      past participle of choose
    • adjective

      having been selected as the best or most appropriate:
    • past of choose
    • select only the best or most desirable from among a number of alternatives
    • select only the best from a number of alternatives
    • have no alternative to doing something
    • have no alternative to doing something
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