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Meaning of “choose” in the English Dictionary

"choose" in British English

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chooseverb [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 ​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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(Definition of choose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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.
(Definition of choose from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “choose”
in Korean 선택하다…
in Arabic يَخْتار…
in Malaysian pilih, memilih…
in French choisir, décider (de)…
in Russian выбирать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選擇, 挑選,選取, 選中…
in Italian scegliere, preferire…
in Turkish seçmek, tercih yapmak…
in Polish wybierać…
in Spanish escoger, decidir…
in Vietnamese chọn, lựa, quyết định…
in Portuguese escolher, preferir…
in Thai เลือก, ตัดสินใจ…
in German wählen, vorziehen…
in Catalan escollir…
in Japanese 選ぶ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选择, 挑选,选取, 选中…
in Indonesian memilih, memutuskan…
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