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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chooz]
    • /tʃuz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chooz]
    • /tʃuz/

Definitions of choosable word

  • verb with object choosable to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure. 1
  • verb with object choosable to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run for election. 1
  • verb with object choosable to want; desire: I choose moving to the city. 1
  • verb with object choosable (especially 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. 1
  • verb without object choosable to make a choice, or select from two or more possibilities: Accepted by several colleges, the boy chose carefully. 1
  • verb without object choosable to be inclined: You may stay here, if you choose. 1

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Origin of choosable

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English chosen, chēsen, Old English cēosan; cognate with Gothic kiusan, Old High German kiosan (German kiesen); akin to Greek geúesthai to enjoy, Latin gustāre to taste (see gusto)

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Parts of speech for Choosable


choosable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

choosable usage trend in Literature

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