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choose among (people or things)

To select from a group of options. The supervisor will choose among these candidates for someone to fill the position.
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choose (one) as (something)

To select someone for a particular role or job. Whom has he chosen as his successor?
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choose between (two people or things)

To select one person or thing from two options. We will choose between the two best candidates for the job. I'm exhausted because I had to choose between sleep or finishing this paper last night.
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choose (someone or something) for (someone or something)

1. To select someone for a particular job or role. Whom has the supervisor chosen for the vacant position? I can't believe the coach chose me for pitcher!
2. To select something for someone, as of a gift. I chose that plant for him because I thought he liked to garden—I didn't realize that he's allergic to daisies!
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choose from (people or things)

To select from a group of options. The supervisor will choose from these candidates for someone to fill the position.
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choose sides

1. To ally or agree with one person or group in an argument. I refuse to choose sides between my two daughters! I didn't intend to choose sides, but Nancy made the stronger case.
2. To divide a group of people into teams, as when playing a sport or game. The game hasn't started yet because it's taking those guys forever to choose sides!
See also: choose, side

choose up sides

To divide a group of people into teams, as when playing a sport or game. The game hasn't started yet because it's taking those guys forever to choose up sides!
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choose up

To divide a group of people into teams, as when playing a sport or game. The game hasn't started yet because it's taking those guys forever to choose up!
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the chosen few

A select group of individuals who receive preferential treatment or an elevated status. The phrase sometimes implies the belief that the treatment or status is arbitrary or undeserved. It's like the only people who can become politicians are the chosen few who come from the same universities and have the same last names.
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choose (up) sides

to select from a group to be on opposing sides for a debate, fight, or game. (Fixed order.) Let's choose up sides and play basketball. The children chose up sides and began the game.
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Many are called but few are chosen.

Prov. Many people may answer a call for something, but only a few people are finally selected. (Biblical.) When it comes to getting into a good college, many are called but few are chosen.
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choose up

Select players and form sides for a game or team, as in Jean was always afraid she'd be last when it was time to choose up. [First half of 1900s]
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choose up

v.
To select players and form sides, teams, or some other group for a game or competition: The two captains chose up sides for the baseball game.
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But with background entitlements in place, people usually do not obtain goods or services unless they have actively chosen them (putting gifts to one side).
These points raise a broader question: In general, are people genuinely bothered by the existence of default rules, or would they be bothered if they were made aware that such rules had been chosen for them?
This offseason, the Detroit Lions have given up on Joey Harrington and the Washington Redskins dealt Patrick Ramsey, two of the three quarterbacks chosen in the first round in 2002.
Abstracts not chosen for presentation may still be published by ACPE.
This is not an impossible dream, he thinks, because some societies have, at times, chosen to relinquish some technologies.
Despite the state naming the district in "academic emergency" in 2000, Baker was chosen as Ohio's Superintendent of the Year in 2000 by the American Association of School Administrators.
When performing a traditional recovery, a specific database object is chosen.
The tax law treats the employee as if he or she had chosen the cash and then used it to buy the benefit independent of the employer.
Regardless of your chosen tour guides, winter tours should include a brief video that lovingly portrays camp the way it is meant to be seen: in session.
I have chosen Multipurpose over a four-year college because it is less expensive, closer to where I live, and offers most of the same courses as many universities.
Serve organic wines, which can be chosen for you by a knowledgeable wine merchant.
Is praise due because we are literally, though not morally, capable of choosing our own moral values and acting on them while remaining in good conscience, regardless of whether our chosen moral values are objectively true?
While some readers will be familiar with the passages quoted above, no one to my knowledge has noted that Marvell's "On Paradise Lost," the famous commendatory poem of "misdoubting" prefixed to the 1674 edition of Milton's epic, has a clear model in an earlier commendatory poem in the Stoic tradition: Ben Jonson's "To my chosen Friend, The learned Translator of Lucan, Thomas May, Esquire.
In A Chosen Death, Shavelson has two agendas: to profile five people (three with terminal illnesses and two with disabilities) who wanted help in ending their lives; and to argue for the legalization of assisted suicide.
College affords a great opportunity to become knowledgeable about your chosen art form and to widen your knowledge of many arts.