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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chose  \Chose\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Choose}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chose  \Chose\,  n.;  pl  {Choses}.  [F.,  fr  L.  causa  cause 
  reason.  See  {Cause}.]  (Law) 
  A  thing  personal  property. 
 
  {Chose  in  action},  a  thing  of  which  one  has  not  possession  or 
  actual  enjoyment,  but  only  a  right  to  it  or  a  right  to 
  demand  it  by  action  at  law,  and  which  does  not  exist  at 
  the  time  in  specie;  a  personal  right  to  a  thing  not 
  reduced  to  possession,  but  recoverable  by  suit  at  law;  as 
  a  right  to  recover  money  due  on  a  contract,  or  damages  for 
  a  tort,  which  can  not  be  enforced  against  a  reluctant 
  party  without  suit. 
 
  {Chose  in  possession},  a  thing  in  possession,  as 
  distinguished  from  a  thing  in  action 
 
  {Chose  local},  a  thing  annexed  to  a  place  as  a  mill. 
 
  {Chose  transitory},  a  thing  which  is  movable.  --Cowell. 
  Blount. 




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