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choosing (verb)

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  • choose — [c]/tʃuz / (say choohz) verb (chose, chosen or, Obsolete, chose, choosing) –verb (t) 1. to select from a number, or in preference to another or other things or persons. 2. to prefer and decide (to do something): she chose to stand for election. 3 …  

  • adopt — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French adopter, from Latin adoptare, from ad + optare to choose Date: 1500 transitive verb 1. to take by choice into a relationship; especially to take voluntarily (a child of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • choose — verb (chose; chosen; choosing) Etymology: Middle English chosen, from Old English cēosan; akin to Old High German kiosan to choose, Latin gustare to taste Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to select freely and after …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hesitate — verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: Latin haesitatus, past participle of haesitare to stick fast, hesitate, frequentative of haerēre to stick Date: 1598 intransitive verb 1. to hold back in doubt or indecision 2. to delay momentarily ; pause 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • have in mind — verb intend to refer to (Freq. 8) I m thinking of good food when I talk about France Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip! • Syn: ↑think of, ↑mean • Hypernyms: ↑associate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prefer — verb /pɹɪˈfəː/ a) To advance, promote (someone). Tiberius preferred many to honours in his time, because they were famous whoremasters and sturdy drinkers [...]. b) To be in the habit of choosing something rather than something else; to favor; to …   Wiktionary

  • supersample — verb To antialias by taking samples at several points inside each pixel and choosing an average colour value …   Wiktionary

  • put through the wringer — verb To interrogate or scrutinize closely; to subject to some trial or ordeal. They really put each candidate through the wringer before choosing one to hire …   Wiktionary

  • suck — verb 1》 draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lip and mouth to make a partial vacuum.     ↘hold (something) in the mouth and draw at it by contracting the lip and cheek muscles.     ↘draw in a specified direction by creating a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • blow sb/sth off phrasal — verb (T) AmE slang to treat someone or something as unimportant: It seems crazy that they blew off Jurassic Park when they were choosing best movies …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • acclimatize — verb the panda Ling Ling will acclimatize to the environment in Mexico before choosing a mate Syn: adjust, acclimate, adapt, accustom, accommodate, habituate, acculturate, assimilate, attune; get used, become inured, reconcile oneself, resign… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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