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"choose" in British English

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chooseverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃuːz/  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 ​youricecream. 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 ​productionmanager.
choose to do sth
B1 to ​decide to do something: Katie chose (= ​decided) tostay 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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"choose" in American English

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chooseverb [I/T]

 us   /tʃuz/ (past tense chose  /tʃoʊz/ , past participle chosen  /ˈtʃoʊ·zən/ )
to ​think about which one of several things is the one you ​want, and take the ​action to get it: [T] Parents can choose the ​schools that they ​wanttheirkids to go to. [I] I can’t choose - I like both ​lamps. [+ to infinitive] On this ​issue, ​Congress chose to ​fight the ​president. [I] There was not much to choose between them (= They are ​similar). [+ question word] You can choose what you like and we’ll ​send it to you.
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