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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHOOSE

They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department.

If there were people in the building they did not choose to show a light.

The girls can talk quietly and confidentially, if they choose.

What instinct made you choose that shade of pale green for your frock?

But death will I choose, in any shape, rather than that man.

Now we must choose if the example of our fathers and mothers will inspire us or condemn us.

Mockery is the share they choose in the motions of the life eternal!

But there is really no need to choose between anarchy and tyranny.

So far, there was little to choose betwixt challengers and challenged.

Neither would now choose the other as an intimate associate.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ceosan "choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan "choose," Gothic kausjan "to taste, test"), from PIE root *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHOOSE

adopt

verblegally care for another's child

adopted

verblegally care for another's child
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.