Definition of choose
- choose a career
- chose her as captain
- choose one car over another
- chose to go by train
- finding it hard to choose
- when earth is so kind, men cannot choose but be happy
- —J. A. Froude
The political party chose a leader.
They chose her as the team captain.
We've chosen a different time to go.
He was chosen because he's qualified for the job.
She was chosen from a long list of people.
He chose his words carefully.
Which shirt would you choose?
How do I choose when there's so much available?
Let everyone choose for themselves.
You can choose from among a number of alternatives.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to decide that a particular person or thing is the one that you want
: to make a choice about what to do
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