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

Definitions of choose word

  • verb choose If you choose someone or something from several people or things that are available, you decide which person or thing you want to have. 3
  • verb choose If you choose to do something, you do it because you want to or because you feel that it is right. 3
  • verb choose to select (a person, thing, course of action, etc) from a number of alternatives 3
  • verb choose to consider it desirable or proper 3
  • verb choose to like; please 3
  • verb transitive choose to pick out by preference from what is available; take as a choice; select 3

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Origin of choose

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 Choose


choose 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".

choose usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for choose

verb choose

  • appoint — If you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it.
  • name — a dictionary of given names that indicates whether a name is usually male, female, or unisex and often includes origins as well as meanings; for example, as by indicating that Evangeline, meaning “good news,” comes from Greek. Used primarily as an aid in selecting a name for a baby, dictionaries of names may also include lists of famous people who have shared a name and information about its current popularity ranking.
  • want — to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one's dinner; always wanting something new.
  • cast — The cast of a play or film is all the people who act in it.
  • adopt — If you adopt a new attitude, plan, or way of behaving, you begin to have it.

Antonyms for choose

verb choose

  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.

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