Choose

Definition of Choose

v. t.1.To make choice of; to select; to take by way of preference from two or more objects offered; to elect; as, to choose the least of two evils.
[imp. Chose ; p. p. Chosen Chose (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Choosing.]
Choose me for a humble friend.
- Pope.
2.To wish; to desire; to prefer.
The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
- Goldsmith.
To choose sides
See under Side.
v. i.1.To make a selection; to decide.
They had only to choose between implicit obedience and open rebellion.
- Prescott.
2.To do otherwise.
Can not choose but
must necessarily.
Thou canst not choose but know who I am.
- Shak.

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