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choose

verb [I or T] uk   us   /tʃuːz/ (chose, chosen)
A1 to decide what you want from two or more things or possibilities: She had to choose between the two men in her life. Danny, come here and choose your ice cream. He chose a shirt from the many in his wardrobe. [+ question word] It's difficult choosing where to live. I've chosen a present for Luis. [+ two objects] UK I've chosen Luis a present. Yesterday the selectors chose Dales as the team's new captain. [+ obj + to infinitive ] The firm's directors chose Emma to be the new production manager.choose to do sth B1 to decide to do something: Katie chose (= decided) to stay away from work that day.little/not much to choose between When there is little to choose between two or more things, they are (all) very similar.
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in Arabic يَخْتار…
in Korean 선택하다…
in Malaysian pilih, memilih…
in French choisir, décider (de)…
in Turkish seçmek, tercih yapmak…
in Italian scegliere, preferire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選擇, 挑選,選取, 選中…
in Russian выбирать…
in Polish wybierać…
in Vietnamese chọn, lựa, quyết định…
in Spanish escoger, decidir…
in Portuguese escolher, preferir…
in Thai เลือก, ตัดสินใจ…
in German wählen, vorziehen…
in Catalan escollir…
in Japanese 選ぶ…
in Indonesian memilih, memutuskan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选择, 挑选,选取, 选中…
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