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Choose vs. Select

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  • Choose (verb)

    To pick; to make the choice of; to select.

    "I chose a nice ripe apple from the fruit bowl."

  • Choose (verb)

    To elect.

    "He was chosen as president in 1990."

  • Choose (verb)

    To decide to act in a certain way.

    "I chose to walk to work today."

  • Choose (verb)

    To wish; to desire; to prefer.

    "Choose truth, and find beauty. Choose love, and embrace change. ― Justin Deschamps"

  • Choose (conjunction)

    The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.

    "The number of distinct subsets of size k from a set of size n is \tbinom nk or "n choose k"."

  • Choose (noun)

    The act of choosing; selection.

  • Choose (noun)

    The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.

  • Choose (noun)

    Scope for choice.

  • Select (adjective)

    Privileged, specially selected.

    "Only a select few were allowed into the premiere."

  • Select (adjective)

    Of high quality; top-notch.

    "This is a select cut of beef."

  • Select (verb)

    To choose one or more elements of a set, especially a set of options.

    "He looked over the menu, and selected the roast beef."

    "The program computes all the students' grades, then selects a random sample for human verification."

  • Select (verb)

    To obtain a set of data from a database using a query.

Wiktionary
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  • Choose

    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.

  • Choose

    To wish; to desire; to prefer.

  • Choose (verb)

    To make a selection; to decide.

  • Choose (verb)

    To do otherwise.

  • Select (adjective)

    Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.

  • Select

    To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Choose (verb)

    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives;

    "Take any one of these cards"

    "Choose a good husband for your daughter"

    "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

  • Choose (verb)

    select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative;

    "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"

    "She opted for the job on the East coast"

  • Choose (verb)

    see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way;

    "She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam"

  • Select (verb)

    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives;

    "Take any one of these cards"

    "Choose a good husband for your daughter"

    "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

  • Select (adjective)

    of superior grade;

    "choice wines"

    "prime beef"

    "prize carnations"

    "quality paper"

    "select peaches"

  • Select (adjective)

    selected or chosen for special qualifications;

    "the blue-ribbon event of the season"

Princeton's WordNet
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