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

Definitions of chooses word

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

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Origin of chooses

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 Chooses


chooses 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

chooses usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chooses

  • who chooses the speaker of the house?
  • a physician who chooses not to participate in tricare bills?

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