Chose



[chohz] /tʃoʊz/

verb
1.
simple past tense of .
2.
Obsolete. past participle of .
[shohz] /ʃoʊz/
noun, Law.
1.
a thing; an article of personal property.
[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 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.
5.
to make a , or select from two or more possibilities:
Accepted by several colleges, the boy chose carefully.
6.
to be inclined:
You may stay here, if you choose.
7.
(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.
Verb phrases
8.
choose up,

Idioms
9.
cannot choose but, cannot do otherwise than; is or are obliged to:
He cannot choose but obey.
/tʃəʊz/
verb
1.
the past tense of choose
/ʃəʊz/
noun
1.
(law) an article of personal property
/tʃuːz/
verb chooses, choosing, chose, chosen
1.
to select (a person, thing, course of action, etc) from a number of alternatives
2.
(transitive; 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 but, to 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

past tense of choose (q.v.).
v.

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
choose

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