1. To choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; SYN. follow, espouse.
2. To take a child into one's family; SYN. take in.
3. To take up and practice as one's own; SYN. borrow, take over, take up.
4. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
5. Put into dramatic form
6. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
7. Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
(Irregular preterit, past participle: chose, chosen).
1. To pick out, or select from a number of alternatives; SYN. take, select, pick out.
2. To see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way.
3. To select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative; SYN. prefer, opt for.
1. To choose by means of a dial.
2. To operate a dial to select a telephone number.
1. To choose.
2. To select by a vote for an office or membership.
1. To select carefully from a group: SYN. choose, select, identify, take.
2. To look for and gather; SYN. pluck, cull.
3. To remove in small bits:
4. To provoke:
5. To attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; SYN. break up.
6. To pilfer or rob: