significato di choose, definizione di choose | dizionario inglese monolingue



  ( 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.   (=select)  
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.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
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   (=elite)  
Learning should no longer be an elitist pastime for the chosen few.     
    to pick and choose  
traduzione dizionario Inglese per Studenti Collins  


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  

Dizionario inglese Collins - Definizioni & sinonimi inglesi  

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avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
find it difficult to choose between two alternatives ; feel torn between two situations
Rosalie loved Cesar and David both equally, for different reasons, and was caught between two stools
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