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Definition of "chosen" []

  • Past participle of choose. (verb)
  • Selected from or preferred above others: the chosen few. (adjective)
  • Having been selected by God; elect. (adjective)
  • The elect considered as a group. Often used with the. (noun)

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 "chosen" in a sentence
  • "He argues that the unintended effect is not voluntarily chosen (in the morally relevant sense of ˜chosen™ for which we hold people responsible) even though the agent knows that it will occur as a result of his actions."
  • "The past participle of a transitive verb is always passive except in such forms as _have chosen, had chosen_."
  • "“Chechen,” most experts agreed, was a term chosen by Russian colonists after the name of a local village that, ironically, bore the name of thirteenth century Mongol conqueror."