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choose

verb [I/T]  /tʃuz/ (past tense chose  /tʃoʊz/, past participle chosen  /ˈtʃoʊ·zən/) us  
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.
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