Definition of chose
- 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
- past tense of choose
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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