Choose Definition

cho͝oz
chooses, choosing, chose, chosen
verb
chooses, choosing, chose, chosen
To pick out by preference from what is available; take as a choice; select.
To choose a book at the library.
Webster's New World
To prefer above others.
Chooses the supermarket over the neighborhood grocery store.
American Heritage
To have the desire or wish; please.
Do as you choose.
Webster's New World
To make one's selection.
Webster's New World
To decide or prefer.
To choose to remain.
Webster's New World
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conjuntion

(mathematics) The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.

The number of distinct subsets of size k from a set of size n is or "n choose k".
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noun

(dialectal or obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.

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(dialectal or obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.

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(dialectal or obsolete) Scope for choice.

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idiom
cannot choose but
  • Can only do; cannot do otherwise:

    We cannot choose but to observe the rules.

American Heritage
cannot choose but
  • cannot do otherwise than

    they cannot choose but accede to their host's demands

Webster's New World
choose up
  • to select (sides), as for an impromptu ballgame, by making alternating choices from a group of available players
Webster's New World
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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Choose

Origin of Choose

  • From Middle English chosen, chesen, from Old English ċēosan (“to choose, seek out, select, elect, decide, test, accept, settle for, approve”), from Proto-Germanic *keusaną (“to taste, choose”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (“to taste, choose, enjoy”). Cognate with Scots chose, chese (“to choose”), French choisir (“to choose”), North Frisian kese (“to choose”), West Frisian kieze (“to choose”), Dutch kiezen (“to choose”), Low German kesen (“to choose”), German kiesen (“to choose”), Danish kyse (“to choose”), Norwegian kjose (“to choose”), Swedish tjusa (“to charm, allure”), Icelandic kjósa (“to choose, vote, elect”), Gothic (kiusan, “to test”), Latin gustō (“taste, sample”, verb).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English chose, chos, chooce, from Middle English chosen (“to choose”). see above. Cognate with Scots chose (“choosing, choice, selection”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English chesen from Old English cēosan geus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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