choose (chooses, present participle choosing; past chose, past participle chosen)
- To pick; to make the choice of; to select.
- I chose a nice ripe apple from the fruit bowl.
- 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, chapter I, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794 ↗, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hwptej;view=1up;seq=5 page 01]:
- The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
- To elect.
- He was chosen as president in 1990.
- To decide to act in a certain way.
- I chose to walk to work today.
- To wish; to desire; to prefer.
- Choose truth, and find beauty. Choose love, and embrace change. ― Justin Deschamps
- The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
- French: choisir
- German: wählen, auswählen
- Italian: scegliere, selezionare
- Portuguese: escolher
- Russian: выбира́ть
- Spanish: escoger
- French: décider
- German: entscheiden
- Italian: decidere
- Portuguese: escolher, escolher
- Russian: реша́ть
- Spanish: escoger, elegir
- (mathematics) The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.
- The number of distinct subsets of size k from a set of size n is \tbinom nk or "n choose k".
choose (plural chooses)
- (dialectal or obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.
- (dialectal or obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.
- (dialectal or obsolete) Scope for choice.