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Synonyms for choose

Synonyms for choose

to make a choice from a number of alternatives

to have the desire or inclination to

Synonyms for choose

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At last I grew angry at being captive for so long, and I vowed that if anyone would release me I would kill him at once, and would only allow him to choose in what manner he should die.
Since I must die," he said, "before I choose the manner of my death, I conjure you on your honour to tell me if you really were in that vase?
Some, you see, maintain that this really is the most precious thing for mankind; choice can, of course, if it chooses, be in agreement with reason; and especially if this be not abused but kept within bounds.
If you mean Darcy," cried her brother, "he may go to bed, if he chooses, before it begins-- but as for the ball, it is quite a settled thing; and as soon as Nicholls has made white soup enough, I shall send round my cards.
Well, then," said Mordaunt, "I choose for my adversary the man who, not thinking himself worthy to be called Comte de la Fere, calls himself Athos.
There will also great danger arise from the manner of electing the senate, when those who are elected themselves are afterwards to elect others; for by this means, if a certain number choose to combine together, though not very considerable, the election will always fall according to their pleasure.
He will also do well, if he has some regard to the neighbouring states, if he intends that his community should maintain any political intercourse with them, for it is not only necessary that they should understand that practice of war which is adapted to their own country, but to others also; for admitting that any one chooses not this life either in public or private, yet there is not the less occasion for their being formidable to their enemies, not only when they invade their country, but also when they retire out of it.
Now," quoth Robin, "I would have one of you watch and tell me when he sees anyone coming to the church, and the one I choose shall be young David of Doncaster.
Nay," quoth Robin, "my music cometh not without I choose, even at a lord bishop's bidding.
Leave your clutter in the hall, boys, and sit quietly down if you choose to stop here, for we are busy," said Aunt Plenty, shaking her finger at the turbulent Clan, who were bubbling over with the jollity born of spring sunshine and healthy exercise.
Some suitors choose the gold, some the silver casket, but all, princes, barons, counts, and dukes, alike choose wrong.
I choose Miss Silvester," she said--with a special emphasis laid on the name.
Your genius will not be allotted to you, but you choose your genius; and let him who draws the first lot have the first choice, and the life which he chooses shall be his destiny.
You may go to the d-l, if you choose - and say I sent you.
She is expected to make her choice, and yet she cannot choose, she can only answer 'yes' or