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 for chosen
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chosen \Cho"sen\, p. p. of Choose.
     Selected from a number; picked out; choice.
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           Seven hundred chosen men left-handed.    --Judg. xx.
                                                    16.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chosen \Cho"sen\, n.
     One who, or that which is the object of choice or special
     favor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chosen
      n 1: one who is the object of choice; who is given preference;
           "she was Mama's chosen"
      2: the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)
      3: an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have
         power inside the government" [syn: chosen, elect]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "chosen":
     a cut above, above, accepted, adopted, ahead, appointed, approved,
     ascendant, better, capping, carried, champion, choice,
     chosen people, cream, designated, distinguished, eclipsing, elect,
     elected, elected by acclamation, elite, embraced, eminent,
     espoused, exceeding, excellent, excelling, exclusive, fat, finer,
     flower, greater, handpicked, higher, in ascendancy,
     in the ascendant, major, marked, named, nominated, nonesuch,
     nonpareil, of choice, one up on, optimum, outstanding, over,
     paragon, passed, pick, picked, prime, prize, queen, quintessence,
     rare, ratified, rivaling, select, selected, super, superior,
     superlative, surpassing, the best, the best ever, the tops,
     the very best, topping, transcendent, transcendental, transcending,
     unanimously elected, upper
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Chosen
     spoken of warriors (Ex. 15:4; Judg. 20:16), of the Hebrew nation
     (Ps. 105:43; Deut. 7:7), of Jerusalem as the seat of the temple
     (1 Kings 11:13). Christ is the "chosen" of God (Isa. 42:1); and
     the apostles are "chosen" for their work (Acts 10:41). It is
     said with regard to those who do not profit by their
     opportunities that "many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt.
     20:16). (See ELECTION.)
     

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