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Word of the day: Choose
To select from a number of possibilities:
She chose to wear a red dress for the evening.
To prefer or decide (to do something):
He chose to take a leave from office that day.
To want; desire:I choose to make a career in IT.
SynonymsSelect, pick, elect, prefer.
Choose, select, pick, elect, prefer indicate a decision that one or more possibilities are to be regarded more highly than others.Choose suggests adecision on one of a number of possibilities because of its apparent superiority: to choose a college. Select suggests a choice made for fitness: to select the proper clothing. Pick, an informal word, suggests a selection on personal grounds: to pick a favourite dish. The formal word elect suggests a kind of official action: to elect a representative. Prefer, also formal, emphasizes the desire or liking for one thing more than for another or others: to prefer vegetarian food to non-vegetarian.
ExampleThey chose to go by train to Delhi.
Sonam was chosen to represent her school in the competition.
I choose to stay home over the weekend.
I don’t know which one I should choose from these options.
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