Choose Choose, v. t. [imp. {Chose}; p. p. {Chosen}, {Chose} (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Choosing}.] [OE. chesen, cheosen, AS. ce['o]san; akin to OS. kiosan, D. kiezen, G. kiesen, Icel. kj[=o]sa, Goth. kiusan, L. gustare to taste, Gr. ?, Skr. jush to enjoy. [root]46. Cf. {Choice}, 2d {Gust}.] 1. To make choice of; to select; to take by way of preference from two or more objects offered; to elect; as, to choose the least of two evils. [1913 Webster]

Choose me for a humble friend. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To wish; to desire; to prefer. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{To choose sides}. See under {Side}.

Syn: Syn. - To select; prefer; elect; adopt; follow.

Usage: To {Choose}, {Prefer}, {Elect}. To choose is the generic term, and denotes to take or fix upon by an act of the will, especially in accordance with a decision of the judgment. To prefer is to choose or favor one thing as compared with, and more desirable than, another, or more in accordance with one's tastes and feelings. To elect is to choose or select for some office, employment, use, privilege, etc., especially by the concurrent vote or voice of a sufficient number of electors. To choose a profession; to prefer private life to a public one; to elect members of Congress. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Chose — (pronounced: shows , French for thing ), is a term used in common law tradition in different senses. Chose local is a thing annexed to a place, such as a mill. A chose transitory is something movable, that can be carried from place to place.… …   Wikipedia

  • chose — CHOSE. s. f. Ce qui est. Il se dit in, differemment de tout, sa signification se déterminant par la matière dont on traite. Dieu a créé toutes choses. Un bon ami est une chose bien précieuse. La chose du monde que je crains le plus, c est... Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • chose — CHOSE. s. f. Il se dit indifferemment de tout; sa signification se determinant par la matiere dont on traite. Le monde est une chose admirable. c est une belle chose que la lumiere. un bon ami est une chose bien pretieuse. la chose du monde que… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • chose — Chose, Res. Picard. Cose, Narbon. Cause. Il vient de Causa. Choses plaisantes à raconter, Lepida memoratu. Il y a moult de choses en cecy, Multa fert haec res. Bud. ex Terentio. Ce n est pas peu de chose, C est grande chose, Est tanti. B. ex Cic …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • chose — / shōz/ n [Anglo French, literally, thing, from Old French, from Latin causa legal case, reason, cause]: a piece of personal property chose in action: a right to something (as payment of a debt or damages for injury) that can be recovered in a… …   Law dictionary

  • Chose — Chose, n.; pl. {Choses}. [F., fr. L. causa cause, reason. See {Cause}.] (Law) A thing; personal property. [1913 Webster] {Chose in action}, a thing of which one has not possession or actual enjoyment, but only a right to it, or a right to demand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chose — Chose, imp. & p. p. of {Choose}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chose — (fr., spr. Schos ), Sache, Ding; daher Chosen, Possen, Schwänke; Chofenmacher, Possenmacher; Chose jugée (spr. Schos schüscheh), abgeurtheilte Rechtssache, ausgemachte Sache …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • chose — grand chose psychose sporotrichose …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • chose — chose; me·tem·psy·chose; …   English syllables

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