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 for Choosing
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 Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "choosing":
     adoptive, alternativity, appointive, choice, choosy, co-optation,
     co-option, constituent, decision, discriminating, eclectic,
     election, elective, electoral, first choice, free choice,
     free will, particular, pick, preference, preoption, selecting,
     selection, selective, the pick, volition, will
  
  

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