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Chose

Choose \Choose\, v. t. [imp. Chose; p. p. Chosen, Chose (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Choosing.] [OE. chesen, cheosen, AS. ce['o]san; akin to OS. kiosan, D. kiezen, G. kiesen, Icel. kj[=o]sa, Goth. kiusan, L. gustare to taste, Gr. ?, Skr. jush to enjoy. [root]46. Cf. Choice, 2d Gust.]

  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.

    Choose me for a humble friend.
    --Pope.

  2. To wish; to desire; to prefer. [Colloq.]

    The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
    --Goldsmith.

    To choose sides. See under Side.

    Syn: Syn. - To select; prefer; elect; adopt; follow.

    Usage: To Choose, Prefer, Elect. To choose is the generic term, and denotes to take or fix upon by an act of the will, especially in accordance with a decision of the judgment. To prefer is to choose or favor one thing as compared with, and more desirable than, another, or more in accordance with one's tastes and feelings. To elect is to choose or select for some office, employment, use, privilege, etc., especially by the concurrent vote or voice of a sufficient number of electors. To choose a profession; to prefer private life to a public one; to elect members of Congress.

Chose

Choose \Choose\, v. t. [imp. Chose; p. p. Chosen, Chose (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Choosing.] [OE. chesen, cheosen, AS. ce['o]san; akin to OS. kiosan, D. kiezen, G. kiesen, Icel. kj[=o]sa, Goth. kiusan, L. gustare to taste, Gr. ?, Skr. jush to enjoy. [root]46. Cf. Choice, 2d Gust.]

  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.

    Choose me for a humble friend.
    --Pope.

  2. To wish; to desire; to prefer. [Colloq.]

    The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
    --Goldsmith.

    To choose sides. See under Side.

    Syn: Syn. - To select; prefer; elect; adopt; follow.

    Usage: To Choose, Prefer, Elect. To choose is the generic term, and denotes to take or fix upon by an act of the will, especially in accordance with a decision of the judgment. To prefer is to choose or favor one thing as compared with, and more desirable than, another, or more in accordance with one's tastes and feelings. To elect is to choose or select for some office, employment, use, privilege, etc., especially by the concurrent vote or voice of a sufficient number of electors. To choose a profession; to prefer private life to a public one; to elect members of Congress.

Chose

Chose \Chose\, imp. & p. p. of Choose.

Chose

Chose \Chose\, n.; pl. Choses. [F., fr. L. causa cause, reason. See Cause.] (Law) A thing; personal property.

Chose in action, a thing of which one has not possession or actual enjoyment, but only a right to it, or a right to demand it by action at law, and which does not exist at the time in specie; a personal right to a thing not reduced to possession, but recoverable by suit at law; as a right to recover money due on a contract, or damages for a tort, which can not be enforced against a reluctant party without suit.

Chose in possession, a thing in possession, as distinguished from a thing in action.

Chose local, a thing annexed to a place, as a mill.

Chose transitory, a thing which is movable.
--Cowell. Blount.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
chose

past tense of choose (q.v.).

Wiktionary
chose

acr. (context management English) confidence (self-efficacy), hope, optimism, subjective well-being (happiness), and emotional intelligence

WordNet
chose

See choose

choose
  1. v. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her" [syn: take, select, pick out]

  2. select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast" [syn: prefer, opt]

  3. see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way; "She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam"

  4. [also: chosen, chose]

Wikipedia
Chose

Chose (pronounced: , French for "thing") is a term used in common law tradition in different senses. A chose local is a thing annexed to a place, such as a mill. A chose transitory is something movable, that can be carried from place to place. However, chose in those senses is practically obsolete, and it is now used only in the phrases chose in action and chose in possession.

Usage examples of "chose".

They would have to ask the Stanhope to keep the village and the apes for them, which would make it a major inconvenience if they chose to stay in a different hotel.

As the calashes proved more uncomfortable than the mules, Adams, Dana, and Thaxter chose to go by mule most of the way.

Afterward, when Patrick Henry declined for reasons of health, Adams chose another southerner, the Federalist governor of North Carolina, William Davie.

To replace him Adams first turned to his old friend John Jay, but when Jay declined, he chose John Marshall.

The Hall might have all the supposed authority until they chose an Amyrlin, but Sheriam and the handful of other Aes Sedai who had first organized the arrivals in Salidar still kept the real control of things.

Herman chose three top federal agents for the Yousef hunt: Frank Pellegrino and Chuck Stern from the FBI, and Secret Service Agent Brian Parr.

These impious orders could not be executed without tumults and massacres, as in many places the people chose rather to die in the defence of their altars, than to behold in the midst of peace their cities exposed to the rapine and cruelty of war.

She would take the pleasure Desborough chose to put her way and when the marriage was annulled, she would take great delight in telling him that she had no intention of becoming his mistress.

Grizel, Lady Appleton would protect you if you chose to leave Denholm Hall.

Not surprisingly, he chose the lots within the four-mile belt along the Assiniboine, then thought to be the most probable route of the CPR being built by a syndicate to which he belonged.

There were a few markers, though they were wrecklessly atilt, and where she chose to start digging was entirely unmarked.

Her sister Atty had warned her long ago that if she chose to be a judge this day would come.

She then chose a large supply of underwear of lisle, linen handkerchiefs, and balbriggan socks.

A groom led the ponies and the two nursemaids formed a chattering rear guard The road Richard chose sloped gently down towards the river, levelling out where the Balmoral bank sloped steeply down to the waterside.

Richard chose to stay with his grandmother at Birkhall, her house on the Balmoral estate nestling between sloping woods of birch and pine and its own concave garden hedged with yew.