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Definition 1: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives - [verb of cognition]

Samples where choose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take any one of these cards
  • Choose a good husband for your daughter
  • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Synonyms for choose in the sense of this definition

(choose is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of choose ) select from a list

"empanel prospective jurors"

(... is a kind of choose ) select something or someone for a specific purpose

"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

(... is a kind of choose ) select from a group

"She was singled out for her outstanding performance"

(... is a kind of choose ) choose in one's mind

"Think of any integer between 1 and 25"

(... is a kind of choose ) decide upon or fix definitely

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

(... is a kind of choose ) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

"She followed the feminist movement" "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

(... is a kind of choose ) examine in order to test suitability

"screen these samples" "screen the job applicants"

(... is a kind of choose ) elect in a voting process

"They voted in Clinton"

(... is a kind of choose ) select by a vote for an office or membership

"We elected him chairman of the board"

(... is a kind of choose ) put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

"The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

(... is a kind of choose ) separate or remove

"The customer picked over the selection"

(... is a kind of choose ) pick the best

(... is a kind of choose ) choose by or as if by divine intervention

"She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"

(... is a kind of choose ) select (a team or individual player) for a game

"The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

(... is a kind of choose ) distinguish and separate out

"sift through the job candidates"

(... is a kind of choose ) select or take in from a given group or region

"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

(... is a kind of choose ) choose by means of a dial

"dial a telephone number"

(... is a kind of choose ) give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

"I plumped for the losing candidates"

(... is a kind of choose ) select carefully from a group

"She finally picked her successor" "He picked his way carefully"

(... is a kind of choose ) choose

"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"

(... is a kind of choose ) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

(... is a kind of choose ) select desirable parts from a group or list

"cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence" "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"

(... is a kind of choose ) express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote

"He voted for the motion" "None of the Democrats voted last night"

Definition 2: see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way - [verb of cognition]

Samples where choose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam

(choose is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

Definition 3: select as an alternative over another - [verb of cognition]

Samples where choose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
  • She opted for the job on the East coast

Synonyms for choose in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of choose ) choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing

"She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider"

(choose implies ...) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

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