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Intentionally; based on one's own decision or interest. I know a lot of these volunteers are forced to be here, but I'm here by choice.
due to conscious choice; on purpose. I do this kind of thing by choice. No one makes me do it. I didn't go to this college by choice. It was the closest one to home.
Deliberately, as a matter of preference. For example, No one told me to come; I'm here by choice. This expression replaced the earlier with choice, used from about 1500.
mod. nice; cool. We had a choice time at Tom’s party.