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choose

verb [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 want their kids 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.
Translations of “choose”
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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