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Choose

Choose appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
  • If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?

Choose is sometimes a misspelling of chose or chosen.

The word choose is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb choose

What does choose mean as a doing word?

Choose is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
chosechosenchoosingchooses

  1. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    • examples: Choose a good husband for your daughter | They choose him to write the letter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dress
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): attain, book, buy, call, catch, charter, conserve, find, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, rent, reserve, shoot, slaughter, vote, win.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of choose: pick out / select / take
    • more generic terms: decide / determine / make up one's mind = reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    • more specific terms:
  2. select as an alternative over another
    • examples: I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant | They choose him to write the letter
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of choose: opt / prefer
    • more specific terms: cop out / opt out = choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing
    • entailment: compare = examine and note the similarities or differences of
  3. see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way

Alternative definition of the verb choose

verb

  1. To elect.
  2. To pick.
  3. To decide to act in a certain way.

Film

"Choose" is a 2010 crime fiction film written by Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson and directed by Marcus Graves.

Music

  1. "Choose" is a composition.
  2. "Choose" is a composition.
  3. "Choose" is a musical single of Color Me Badd.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  4. "Choose" is a musical album of Lutèce Borgia.

Miscellanea

Choose: Select from a group.

Phrases with Choose

  1. choose up
  2. Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It
  3. Right to Choose

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Choose

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Google previewThe British and Foreign Evangelical Review (1860)

by James Oswald Dykes, James S. Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell

A mere natural ability to choose is a solecism in language.

Google previewThe Foundations of Personality (1922)

by Abraham Myerson

To choose is a constant work of the intelligence, just as to doubt is an unavailing effort to find a choice.

Google previewMaya 5 Savvy (2006)

by John Kundert-Gibbs, Peter Lee, Dariush Derakhshani, Eric Kunzendorf

Choose means to either click or hold down the left mouse button and select an item from a menu. MM drag means to click and drag with the middle mouse button. RM choose means to hold down the right mouse button (in a specified area) and ...

Google previewM3: Maze Mouse Mindset (2004)

by Paul Sharp

The power to choose is a key principle of existence.

Google previewNOTORIOUS WOMEN OF THE BIBLE:WOMEN OF INFLUENCE (2009)

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE by Delrose Bramwell & Milton Woolley

The ability to choose is a gift to be treasured. Women havemade choices that have overturned, recreated, revolutionized, and salvaged the critical aspects inlife. Notorious women of theBible, from Esther, thesavior of the Jews,to Jezebel, ...

Google previewDesign and Analysis of Algorithms (2009)

by Parag Himanshu Dave

= 1; 15 [ choose is a function which finds out a node from the set not - connected, a node which has minimum distance to any of the nodes which are connected ] 16 S[v] «- 1; [ put v in S ) 17 t now update the distances, because inclusion ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics (2014)

by Paul Oslington

There are many insights from the new economics of happiness one could begin with, but an obvious one to choose is the new awareness in economics of the unreliability of economic growth as a source of happiness. not surprisingly, we shall ...

Google previewA Condensed Dictionary of the English Language Giving the Correct Spelling, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words Based on the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster (1910)

by Noah Webster

RULE : Choose -izo. Ex. : Civilize, criticize, exorcize, legalize, organize, ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

General Rule : Choose -ize. Examples : civilize, criticize, exorcise, legalize, organize, etc. i6. -ite, unstrest, pronounced [it]. General Rule: Omit e. Examples : apposit, definit, infinit, preterit, requisit, etc. When otherwise pronounced, as [ait, it ], ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

General Rule : Choose -ize. Examples : civilize, criticize, exorcize, legalize, organize, etc. i6. -ite, unstrest, pronounced [it]. General Rule : Omit e. Examples : apposit, definit, infinit, preterit, requisit, etc. When otherwise pronounced, as [ait, it ], ...

Google previewAFFIXES AND ROOTS DICTIONARY

by Hakem Saleh

Preflx Suffix Arabic words meaning choose elect (adj.) e- lect _lafin gather e _ JuiA/ _ lect select read choose elect (v.) e- lect _lafin gather e _ Juifll _ ,' lect select read choose elecuoi] (n') lect - latin gather e ion ubiil / seliiil e-lect-ion select read ...

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Usage statistics about choose

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb choose:

spoken English33.33%written English66.67% imaginative writing40.44%informational writing59.56%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb choose:

optselectpreferchoosetake

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Small photo of Choose people who choose youSmall photo of Man hand pick one of red wood block from many white wood block in row, metaphor to business concept in choose idea person from many candidate and different on gray background, selective focus.Small photo of Join our team and human resources concept. headhunter (businessman, recruiter) stands next to the banner with text WHY CHOOSE US?.Small photo of Why choose us, text on old torn paperSmall photo of Question Why choose us on notebook closeupSmall photo of Join our team and human resources concept. headhunter (businesswoman, recruiter) stands next to the banner with banner with text WHY CHOOSE US?.Small photo of Man hand pick one of wood block from many wood block in row, metaphor to business concept in choose ideal person from many candidate. Gray background, side view. More...

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Quotes about Choose

if made to choose
between a party and my poetry
i choose poetry

i choose silence rather than noise
i choose words rather than people
above all
i choose myself rather than
those goddems (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of C3H4O1O1S1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CHOOSE

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