English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'choose'

(verb) 
Definition
to select (a person, thing, or course of action) from a number of alternatives
I chose him to accompany me on my trip.
Synonyms
pick
He had picked ten people to interview for the jobs.
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take
When I took the job, I thought I could change the system.
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prefer
Do you prefer a particular sort of music?
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select
They selected only bright pupils.
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elect
The people have voted to elect a new president.
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adopt
He had adopted a new country and a new profession.
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opt for
,
designate
We need to designate someone as our spokesperson.
,
single out
, ,
settle on
,
fix on
,
cherry-pick
,
settle upon
,
predestine
Opposites
, , , , , , ,
throw aside
(verb) 
Definition
to consider it desirable or proper
You can just take out the interest every year, if you choose.
Synonyms
wish
We can dress as we wish nowadays.
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want
Do you want another cup of coffee?
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desire
He was bored and desired change in his life.
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see fit

proverb

If you run after two hares you will catch neither

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adopt
Definition
to choose (a plan or method)
He had adopted a new country and a new profession.
Synonyms
opt for,
decide on,
single out,
settle on,
cherry-pick
in the sense of designate
Definition
to select (someone) for an office or duty
We need to designate someone as our spokesperson.
in the sense of desire
Definition
to want very much
He was bored and desired change in his life.
Synonyms
long for,
fancy (informal),
hope for,
ache for,
yearn for,
thirst for,
set your heart on,
desiderate

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