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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choose  \Choose\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  selection;  to  decide. 
 
  They  had  only  to  choose  between  implicit  obedience 
  and  open  rebellion.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  To  do  otherwise.  ``Can  I  choose  but  smile?''  --Pope. 
 
  {Can  not  choose  but},  must  necessarily. 
 
  Thou  canst  not  choose  but  know  who  I  am  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choose  \Choose\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Chose};  p.  p.  {Chosen},  {Chose} 
  (Obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Choosing}.]  [OE.  chesen,  cheosen, 
  AS  ce['o]san;  akin  to  OS  kiosan  D.  kiezen  G.  kiesen 
  Icel.  kj[=o]sa,  Goth.  kiusan,  L.  gustare  to  taste,  Gr  ?, 
  Skr.  jush  to  enjoy.  [root]46.  Cf  {Choice},  2d  {Gust}.] 
  1.  To  make  choice  of  to  select;  to  take  by  way  of  preference 
  from  two  or  more  objects  offered;  to  elect;  as  to  choose 
  the  least  of  two  evils. 
 
  Choose  me  for  a  humble  friend.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  wish;  to  desire;  to  prefer.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  landlady  now  returned  to  know  if  we  did  not 
  choose  a  more  genteel  apartment.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  {To  choose  sides}.  See  under  {Side}. 
 
  Syn:  Syn.  -  To  select;  prefer;  elect;  adopt;  follow 
 
  Usage:  To  {Choose},  {Prefer},  {Elect}.  To  choose  is  the 
  generic  term,  and  denotes  to  take  or  fix  upon  by  an 
  act  of  the  will  especially  in  accordance  with  a 
  decision  of  the  judgment.  To  prefer  is  to  choose  or 
  favor  one  thing  as  compared  with  and  more  desirable 
  than  another,  or  more  in  accordance  with  one's  tastes 
  and  feelings.  To  elect  is  to  choose  or  select  for  some 
  office,  employment,  use  privilege,  etc.,  especially 
  by  the  concurrent  vote  or  voice  of  a  sufficient  number 
  of  electors.  To  choose  a  profession;  to  prefer  private 
  life  to  a  public  one  to  elect  members  of  Congress. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  choose 
  v  1:  pick  out  select,  or  choose  from  a  number  of  alternatives; 
  "Take  any  one  of  these  cards";  "Choose  a  good  husband 
  for  your  daughter";  "She  selected  a  pair  of  shoes  from 
  among  the  dozen  the  salesgirl  had  shown  her"  [syn:  {take}, 
  {select},  {pick  out}] 
  2:  select  as  an  alternative;  choose  instead;  prefer  as  an 
  alternative;  "I  always  choose  the  fish  over  the  meat 
  courses  in  this  restaurant";  "She  opted  for  the  job  on  the 
  East  coast"  [syn:  {prefer},  {opt  for}] 
  3:  see  fit  or  proper  to  act  in  a  certain  way  decide  to  act  in 
  a  certain  way  "She  chose  not  to  attend  classes  and  now 
  she  failed  the  exam" 




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