choose ( chooses 3rd person present) ( choosing present participle) ( chose past tense) ( chosen past participle )
1 verb If you choose someone or something from several people or things that are available, you decide which person or thing you want to have.
They will be able to choose their own leaders in democratic elections... V n
This week he has chosen Peter Mandelson to replace Mo Mowlam... V n to-inf
There are several patchwork cushions to choose from... V from/between n
Houston was chosen as the site for the convention... be V-ed as n
He did well in his chosen profession. V-ed, Also V n as n, V
2 verb If you chooseto do something, you do it because you want to or because you feel that it is right.
They knew that discrimination was going on, but chose to ignore it... V to-inf
You can just take out the interest each year, if you choose. V
3 If there is little to choose between people or things or nothing to choose between them, it is difficult to decide which is better or more suitable.
little to choose between/nothing to choose between phrase v-link PHR
There is very little to choose between the world's top tennis players.
4 The chosen few are a small group who are treated better than other people. You sometimes use this expression when you think this is unfair.
the chosen few/a chosen few/someone's chosen phrase
Learning should no longer be an elitist pastime for the chosen few.
to pick and choose
traduzione dizionario Collins Inglese - Cobuild
adopt, cherry-pick, cull, designate, desire, elect, espouse, fix on, opt for, pick, predestine, prefer, see fit, select, settle upon, single out, take, wish
decline, dismiss, exclude, forgo, leave, refuse, reject, throw aside
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