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verb [intransitive/transitive] choose pronunciation in British English /tʃuːz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theychoose
he/she/itchooses
present participlechoosing
past tensechose
past participlechosen
  1. to decide which you want from a number of people or things
    Do you feel that you chose the wrong career?
    choose from: There is a huge range of holidays to choose from.
    choose between: She is forced to choose between her husband and her parents.
    choose which/where/whether etc: How do you choose which car you are going to buy?
    I like this job because I can choose when and where I do the work.
    choose someone/something as something: Atlanta was chosen as the site for the 1996 Olympic Games.
    choose someone/something for something: Surely he wasn’t just chosen for his good looks?
    choose someone/something out of someone/something: The winner was chosen out of thousands who sent in photos.
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    1. a.
      to decide to do something
      choose to do something: More and more people are choosing to live alone.
      choose to ignore: Hilary chose to ignore the doctor’s warning.
      if someone so chooses: Why shouldn’t they be allowed to come and live here if they so choose?
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