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English verb: choose

1. choose (cognition) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

SamplesTake 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.

ExamplesThey choose him to write the letter

Synonymspick out, select, take

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind

Narrower (hyponym)adopt, anoint, assign, cream off, cull out, define, determine, dial, draw, elect, elect, empanel, espouse, excerpt, extract, field, fix, follow, go, impanel, limit, nominate, panel, pick, pick over, plump, propose, screen, screen out, set, set apart, sieve, sieve, sieve out, sift, single out, skim off, sort, specify, specify, take out, think of, vote, vote in, winnow

2. choose (cognition) select as an alternative over another

SamplesI always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant.
She opted for the job on the East coast.

ExamplesThey choose him to write the letter

Synonymsopt, prefer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)cop out, opt out


3. choose (cognition) see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way

SamplesShe chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

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