It is time to make a choice between the candidates.
An example of choice is someone deciding what to have for dinner.
A wide choice of styles and colors.
That vase on sale looks like an excellent choice.
- Preferred above others of the same kind or set:.
- That is or are preferred.Medically the treatment of choice.
Origin of choice
- Middle English chois from Old French from choisir to choose from Vulgar Latin causīre of Germanic origin geus- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English chois, from Old French chois (“choice”), from choisir (“to choose, perceive”), possibly via assumed Vulgar Latin *causīre (“to choose”) from Gothic * (*kausjan, “to make a choice, taste, test, choose”), from Proto-Germanic *kauzijaną, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną (“to choose”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (“to choose”). Akin to Old High German kiosan (“to choose”), Old English ċēosan (“to choose”), Old Norse kjósa (“to choose”). More at choose.