choose: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (chz), [key]
— v., chose cho&sylsen chose choos&syling.
- to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure.
- to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run for election.
- to want; desire.
- (esp. in children's games) to contend with (an opponent) to decide, as by odd or even, who will do something: I'll choose you to see who gets to bat first.
- to make a choice: He chose carefully.
- to be inclined: You may stay here, if you choose.
- (esp. in children's games) to decide, as by means of odd or even, who will do something: Let's choose to see who bats first.
- cannot do otherwise than; is or are obliged to: He cannot choose but obey.
- The boys chose up sides for the game.
- to select (players) for a contest or game:The boys chose up sides for the game.
- to select players for a contest or game:We have to choose up before we can play.
- choose (Thesaurus)