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choose

verb

1 choose

Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives:
— Choose a good husband for your daughter.

synonyms: pick out, select, take.

Roget 609: offers one's choice, set before; hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative; put to the vote.    use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option; adopt, take up, embrace, ... show more

Dutch: opteren, uitkiezen, kiezen, believen, blieven, schiften, selecteren, uitverkiezen, uitzoeken



2 choose

Select as an alternative over another:
— I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant.

synonyms: opt, prefer.

Dutch: opteren

3 choose

See fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way.

Dutch: goedachten, kiezen, verkiezen


Moby thesaurus: adopt, aim at, be desirous of, choose to, choosy, co-opt, command, covet, crave, cull, decide, decree, delicate, desiderate, desire, determine, elect, embrace, espouse, fancy ... show more.

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choosing

adjective

Roget 609: optional; discretional etc. (voluntary) 600.    eclectic; choosing etc. v.; preferential; chosen etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: adoptive, alternativity, appointive, choice, choosy, co-optation, co-option, constituent, decision, discriminating, eclectic, election, elective, electoral, first choice, free choice, free will, particular, pick, preference ... show more.

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