verb (used with object), chose; cho·sen or (Obsolete) chose; choos·ing.
verb (used without object), chose; cho·sen or (Obsolete) chose; choos·ing.
- to select (players) for a contest or game: The kids chose up sides for the game.
- to select players for a contest or game: We have to choose up before we can play.
Origin of choose
Examples from the Web for chooses
His first language was Russian, then he learned Swedish, but chooses to perform in monosyllabic broken English.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When he chooses to cap a climactic chase seen with yet another baffling fall, we feel cheated.
Normally, she says, she chooses whatever is most comfortable for her.
But there has always been and there will always be a segment of society that chooses or is indoctrinated to ignore these rules.
Without much of a pause, Lewis chooses to drop the charges against this man.Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border|Caitlin Dickson|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But long before the youth who chooses such a goal has reached it, he will have dwarfed his manhood, and shriveled his soul.The Victorious Attitude|Orison Swett Marden
If he chooses to disregard them, it is his affair entirely—not mine.The Lighted Way|E. Phillips Oppenheim
And let him propose to the dear girl if he chooses to take the fancy into his head?Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
If Mr. Allan chooses, I will send him a sight of mine; as I look on myself to be a kind of brother-brush with him.The Letters of Robert Burns|Robert Burns
"Let Augusta alone for not noticing a question till she chooses to answer it," said Jeannie Hadden, laughing.A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
verb chooses, choosing, chose or chosen
Word Origin for choose
Old English ceosan "choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan "choose," Gothic kausjan "to taste, test"), from PIE root *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.
In addition to the idiom beginning with choose
- choose up
- beggars can't be choosers
- pick and choose
Also see underchoice.