WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
chose1 /tʃoʊz/USA pronunciation v. 

    pt. of choose.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
choose /tʃuz/USA pronunciation v., chose/tʃoʊz/USA pronunciationcho•sen/ˈtʃoʊzən/USA pronunciationchoos•ing.

  • to select from a number of possibilities;
    pick by preference: [+ object]She chose July for her wedding.[no object]Choose carefully.
  • [+ to + verb] to prefer or decide (to do something):to choose to speak.
  • choose up,
    • [+ up + object] to select the team members of:chose up sides before the game.
    • [no object] to pick players for opposing teams.
    choose is a verb, choice is a noun and an adjective, choosy is an adjective:He chose Susan as a dance partner. His choice was Susan. That was a choice piece of meat. He is a choosy shopper.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    chose /tʃəʊz/ vb
    1. the past tense of choose

    choose /tʃuːz/ vb (chooses, choosing, chose, chosen)
    1. to select (a person, thing, course of action, etc) from a number of alternatives
    2. (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to consider it desirable or proper: I don't choose to read that book
    3. (intransitive) to like; please: you may stand if you choose
    4. cannot choose butto be obliged to: we cannot choose but vote for him
    5. nothing to choose between, little to choose between(of two people or objects) almost equal
    Etymology: Old English ceosan; related to Old Norse kjōsa, Old High German kiosan

    ˈchooser n

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