verb (used with object), chose; chosen or (Obsolete) chose; choosing.
to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference:
She chose Sunday for her departure.
to prefer or decide (to do something):
He chose to run for election.
to want; desire:
I choose moving to the city.
(especially in children’s games) to contend with (an opponent) to decide, as by , who will do something:
I’ll choose you to see who gets to bat first.
verb (used without object), chose; chosen or (Obsolete) chose; choosing.
to make a , or select from two or more possibilities:
Accepted by several colleges, the boy chose carefully.
to be inclined:
You may stay here, if you choose.
(especially 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.
cannot choose but, cannot do otherwise than; is or are obliged to:
He cannot choose but obey.
verb chooses, choosing, chose, chosen
to select (a person, thing, course of action, etc) from a number of alternatives
(transitive; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to consider it desirable or proper: I don’t choose to read that book
(intransitive) to like; please: you may stand if you choose
cannot choose but, to be obliged to: we cannot choose but vote for him
nothing to choose between, little to choose between, (of two people or objects) almost equal
Old English ceosan “choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve” (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan “choose,” Gothic kausjan “to taste, test”), from PIE root *geus- “to taste, relish” (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.
In addition to the idiom beginning with
[chooz] /tʃuz/ verb (used with object), chose; chosen or (Obsolete) chose; choosing. 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: I choose moving to the city. 4. (especially […]
[choo-zee] /ˈtʃu zi/ adjective, choosier, choosiest. 1. hard to please, particular; fastidious, especially in making a selection: She’s too choosy about food. /ˈtʃuːzɪ/ adjective choosier, choosiest 1. (informal) particular in making a choice; difficult to please adj. 1862, American English, from choose + -y (2). Also sometimes choosey. Related: Choosiness.
[choh oh-yoo] /ˈtʃoʊ oʊˈyu/ 1. a peak on the Nepal-Tibet border, in the Himalayas: sixth highest in the world. 26,906 feet (8201 meters).
[chop] /tʃɒp/ verb (used with object), chopped, chopping. 1. to cut or sever with a quick, heavy blow or a series of blows, using an ax, hatchet, etc. (often followed by down, off, etc.): to chop down a tree. 2. to make or prepare for use by so cutting: to chop logs. 3. to cut […]