Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHOOSES

Anyone else can demonstrate it who chooses to make the experiment.

Milly's at home again; let Ned return to her, if he chooses.

You wouldn't have him give information about me to any man who chooses to ask for it?

Very well, then, I will buy it for whatever he chooses to ask!

He chooses tools to assist, not strong individualities to oppose, him.

She chooses as we, her dearest friends, would have her choose.

In the better light Mr. Don is now able to read his paper if he chooses.

It's very imprudent, but the Blessed Virgin is so powerful when she chooses!

Yes, an artist is a child who chooses his parents, nor is he limited to only two.

I do not see that anything can be done until Longworth chooses to exhibit himself.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.