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chose

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past tense of

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to select freely and after consideration choose a careerb :  to decide on especially by vote :  elect chose her as captain

  3. 2a :  to have a preference for choose one car over anotherb :  decide chose to go by train

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make a selection finding it hard to choose

  6. 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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noun \ˈshōz\

Definition of chose

  1. :  a piece of personal property :  thing

Origin and Etymology of chose

French, from Latin causa cause, reason



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  1. past of choose


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noun \ˈshōz\

Legal Definition of chose

  1. :  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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