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chose1 /tʃoʊz/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. pt. of choose.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
chose1  (chōz), 
  1. pt. of choose. 
  2. [Obs.]pp. of choose. 

chose2  (shōz), 
n. [Law.]
  1. Lawa thing;
    an article of personal property.
Etymology:1350–1400 for earlier senses;
1660–70 for current sense;
Middle English French Latin causa case, thing. See cause

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

  1. to select from a number of possibilities;
    pick by preference: [+ object]She chose July for her wedding.[no object]Choose carefully.
  2. to prefer or decide (to do something)[+ to + verb]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.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
choose  (cho̅o̅z), 
v., chose;
  or ([Obs.])chose;

  1. to select from a number of possibilities;
    pick by preference:She chose Sunday for her departure.
  2. to prefer or decide (to do something):He chose to run for election.
  3. to want; desire.
  4. (esp. in children's games) to contend with (an opponent) to decide, as by odd or even, who will do something:I'll choose you to see who gets to bat first.

  1. to make a choice:He chose carefully.
  2. to be inclined:You may stay here, if you choose.
  3. (esp. in children's games) to decide, as by means of odd or even, who will do something:Let's choose to see who bats first.
  4. Idiomscannot choose but, cannot do otherwise than; is or are obliged to:He cannot choose but obey.
choose up: 
    • to select (players) for a contest or game:The boys chose up sides for the game.
    • to select players for a contest or game:We have to choose up before we can play.
Etymology:bef. 1000; Middle English chosen, chēsen, Old English cēosan;
cognate with Gothic kiusan, Old High German kiosan (German kiesen);
akin to Greek geúesthai to enjoy, Latin gustāre to taste (see gusto)
choosa•ble, adj. 
chooser, n. 
1 . Choose, select, pick, elect, prefer indicate a decision that one or more possibilities are to be regarded more highly than others. Choose suggests a decision on one of a number of possibilities because of its apparent superiority:to choose a course of action.Select suggests a choice made for fitness:to select the proper golf club.Pick, an informal word, suggests a selection on personal grounds:to pick a winner.The formal word elect suggests a kind of official action:to elect a representative.Prefer, also formal, emphasizes the desire or liking for one thing more than for another or others:to prefer coffee to tea. 1 . reject.

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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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