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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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It is in these words: "The TIMES, PLACES, and MANNER of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may, at any time, by law, make or alter SUCH REGULATIONS, except as to the PLACES of choosing senators.
This cannot be said, without maintaining that five or six thousand citizens are less capable of choosing a fit representative, or more liable to be corrupted by an unfit one, than five or six hundred.
If the same electors at the same time are capable of choosing four or five representatives, they cannot be incapable of choosing one.
I leave every man to decide whether the result of any one of these experiments can be said to countenance a suspicion, that a diffusive mode of choosing representatives of the people tends to elevate traitors and to undermine the public liberty.
He was directly invited to join their party, but he declined it, observing that he could imagine but two motives for their choosing to walk up and down the room together, with either of which motives his joining them would interfere.
Could you additionally honor me by choosing somebody else?
She surprised the whole company by choosing Sir Patrick.
And of women likewise; there was not, however, any definite character them, because the soul, when choosing a new life, must of necessity become different.
There he saw the soul which had once been Orpheus choosing the life of a swan out of enmity to the race of women, hating to be born of a woman because they had been his murderers; he beheld also the soul of Thamyras choosing the life of a nightingale; birds, on the other hand, like the swan and other musicians, wanting to be men.
Anyway you make an offer, when your love is ripe or when the balance has completely turned between the two you are choosing from.
Part of the confusion stems from the notion of choice, of choosing to be gay.
People are always evaluating the behaviors they are choosing according to their effectiveness in helping them meet these needs.
Many of my co-workers are choosing their plans based not only on the doctors, but also on the cost of coverage," says Waltina.
MCOL's myHealthChoices Provides Support in Choosing and Using Health Plans by Providing Resources for Dealing With Increasing Consumer Out-of-Pocket Costs for Hospitalizations, Such as Deductibles, Coinsurance, Co-Pays and Benefit Limitations and Maximums
As Kelley acknowledges, a hard-and-fast line cannot always be drawn between not being prevented from choosing an option and the number of options one has.