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 for choose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choose \Choose\, v. i.
     1. To make a selection; to decide.
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              They had only to choose between implicit obedience
              and open rebellion.                   --Prescott.
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     2. To do otherwise. "Can I choose but smile?" --Pope.
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     Can not choose but, must necessarily.
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              Thou canst not choose but know who I am. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Choose me for a humble friend.        --Pope.
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     2. To wish; to desire; to prefer. [Colloq.]
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              The landlady now returned to know if we did not
              choose a more genteel apartment.      --Goldsmith.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  choose
      v 1: 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: choose,
           take, select, pick out]
      2: select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the
         fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted
         for the job on the East coast" [syn: choose, 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "choose":
     adopt, aim at, be desirous of, choose to, choosy, co-opt, command,
     covet, crave, cull, decide, decree, delicate, desiderate, desire,
     determine, elect, embrace, espouse, fancy, fastidious, favor,
     finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, have designs on, judge, like,
     love, lust, lust after, make choice of, mark, nice, opt, opt for,
     particular, pernickety, persnickety, pick, pick and choose,
     pick out, please, prefer, resolve, see fit, select, settle on,
     settle upon, single out, take, take to, think fit, think good,
     think proper, want, will, wish, wish to goodness, wish very much,
     would fain do
  
  

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