chooses; chose/ˈtʃoʊz/; chosen/ˈtʃoʊzn̩/; choosing chooses; chose/ˈtʃoʊz/; chosen/ˈtʃoʊzn̩/; choosing
Learner's definition of CHOOSE
1 : to decide that a particular person or thing is the one that you want
The political party chose a leader.
They chose her as the team captain.
We've chosen a different time to go.
He was chosen because he's qualified for the job.
She was chosen from a long list of people.
He chose his words carefully.
Which shirt would you choose?
How do I choose when there's so much available?
Let everyone choose for themselves.
You can choose from among a number of alternatives.
You'll have to choose between the two of them.
There are several books available to choose from.
2 : to make a choice about what to do : decide
[+ object] — usually followed by to + verb
They chose to go by train.
They chose not to believe it.
They chose to keep quiet.
She chooses to work in the city.
: to divide a group into two teams that will play against each other — often used figuratively
— see also beggars can't be choosers at beggar