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Definition of "choose" []

  • To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out. (verb-transitive)
  • To prefer above others: chooses the supermarket over the neighborhood grocery store. (verb-transitive)
  • To determine or decide: chose to fly rather than drive. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a choice; make a selection: was used to doing as she chose. (verb-intransitive)
  • Choose up To choose players and form sides or teams for a game, such as baseball or softball. (phrasal-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "choose" in a sentence
  • "I actually consider these games more interesting than those that only allow the player to do “good”, and while I typically choose to follow the “good” path, I like that I had to actually *choose* to follow it."
  • "It may be true that we can act as we choose, but can we _choose_?"
  • "Thus, in "I may write if I choose," "may write" is by some classified as in the potential mood, but in reality the phrase _I may write_ is an indicative one while the second clause, _if I choose_, is the expression of a condition upon which, not my liberty to write, depends, but my actual writing."