1. [ verb ] pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Synonyms: select take pick_out

"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"

Related terms: decide adopt vote elect pick specify assign draw elect single_out sift vote_in nominate side sieve field cream_off cull_out screen sieve_out go dial think_of excerpt empanel choice
2. [ verb ] select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative
Synonyms: prefer opt_for opt

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

Related terms: opt_out choice compare
3. [ verb ] see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way

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

Related terms: judge
Similar spelling:   choosey