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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


Entailcompare

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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