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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 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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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 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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