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 choosing
Contemporary Examples of choosing
That means that fewer and fewer everyday Americans are choosing to contribute to campaigns.The 100 Rich People Who Run America
January 5, 2015
For a few days, in any case, many are choosing to believe in Christmas.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive
December 25, 2014
Choosing to strike while the iron was hot, Future announced his followup to Pluto, Future Hendrix, right away.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists
December 15, 2014
Choosing not to pursue a perpetrator is not admittance of lies or false motives.The Right's Rape Trolls vs. Lena Dunham
December 10, 2014
But on Monday Portman said that he would not run for president, choosing to seek reelection in Ohio.Is Gay Marriage Going Away in 2016?
December 4, 2014
Historical Examples of choosing
Beauty must be the first law of life to the sex that has not the privilege of choosing.The Bacillus of Beauty
He was a gentle soul, and she had always been able to guide him in paths of her own choosing.Meadow Grass
She gave him no answer; it, was as if she were choosing words.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Choosing among them, he presently found a sapling to his liking.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
God says, 'Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil, and choosing the good.'Salted With Fire
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.