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chose

verb

Definition of chose

transitive verb
1 a :to select freely and after consideration
  • choose a career
b :to decide on especially by vote :elect
  • chose her as captain
2 a :to have a preference for
  • choose one car over another
b :decide
  • chose to go by train
intransitive verb
1 :to make a selection
  • finding it hard to choose
2 :to take an alternative used after cannot and usually followed by but
  • when earth is so kind, men cannot choose but be happy
  • —J. A. Froude

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chose

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noun \ ˈshōz \

Definition of chose

:a piece of personal property :thing

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Origin and Etymology of chose

French, from Latin causa cause, reason



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Law Dictionary

chose

play
noun \ ˈshōz \

legal Definition of chose

:a piece of personal property
chose in action
:a right to something (as payment of a debt or damages for injury) that can be recovered in a lawsuit; also :a document (as a check or stock certificate) embodying such a right
chose in possession
:something that is in one's actual possession or can be possessed

Origin and Etymology of chose

Anglo-French, literally, thing, from Old French, from Latin causa legal case, reason, cause



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