chose

verb

Definition of chose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of choose

transitive verb

1a : to select freely and after consideration choose a career
b : to decide on especially by vote : elect chose her as captain
2a : 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

chose

noun
\ ˈshōz How to pronounce chose (audio) \

Definition of chose (Entry 2 of 2)

: a piece of personal property : thing

First Known Use of chose

Noun

1670, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chose

Noun

French, from Latin causa cause, reason

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“Chose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chose. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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Kids Definition of chose

past tense of choose

chose

noun
\ ˈshōz How to pronounce chose (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for chose

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

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