choose
Pronunciation Verb

choose (chooses, present participle choosing; past chose, past participle chosen)

  1. 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.
  2. To elect.
    He was chosen as president in 1990.
  3. To decide to act in a certain way.
    I chose to walk to work today.
  4. 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.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Conjunction
  1. (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".
Noun

choose (plural chooses)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.
  2. (dialectal or obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.
  3. (dialectal or obsolete) Scope for choice.



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