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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
choose (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to select and after consideration - freely choose a career
b) to decide on especially by vote - elect chose her as captain
2.
a) to have a preference for - choose one car over another
intransitive verb
b) - decide chose to go by train
1.
to make a selection - finding it hard to choose
2.
to take an - alternative used after cannot and usually followed by but when earth is so kind, men cannot choose but be happy J. A. Froude
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
choose (verb)
1.
to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
SYNONIMS:
cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, take
RELATED WORDS:
preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on upon)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
decline, refuse, reject, turn down
choose (verb)
2.
to see fit
SYNONIMS:
like, please, want, will, wish
RELATED WORDS:
ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), fancy, hanker (for), hunger (for), itch (for), long (for), lust (for after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), yearn (for); decide, determine, resolve
choose (verb)
3.
to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration
SYNONIMS:
choose, conclude, determine, figure, name, opt, resolve, settle (on upon)
RELATED WORDS:
decree, rule; cull, elect, handpick, pick, prefer, select, single (out); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, find, judge, referee, rule (on), umpire; chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull (over), ponder, question, ruminate, study, think (about over), weigh
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver
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