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choose

choose

 
 
pronunciation:
chuz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
cannot choose but, choose up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chooses, choosing, chose, chosen
definition 1: to select from two or more alternatives.
I hope I chose the right gift for him.The boss chose me to represent the company at the conference.
synonyms:
elect, pick, pick out, select, single out
antonyms:
eschew, reject
similar words:
adopt, cast, cull, embrace, favor, handpick, prefer, vote for
definition 2: to decide (followed by an infinitive).
He chose to attend college rather than go into his father's business.
synonyms:
decide, elect
similar words:
resolve, will
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a decision or selection.
Everything looks good, so I really can't choose.
synonyms:
decide, elect, opt, select
similar words:
pick, resolve, will
definition 2: to prefer; have an inclination.
You don't have to play; you can just watch the game, if you choose.
similar words:
desire, like, wish
phrase: cannot choose but
phrase: choose up
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