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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.

Privileged, specially selected.

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

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
• 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.

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
• 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"

"choice wines"

"prime beef"

"prize carnations"

"quality paper"

"select peaches"