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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!
See also: choose, side, up

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 comes 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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References in classic literature ?
Tepus was chosen to go next and he fell into the same error with Will Scarlet.
No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
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Those hip young gunslingers have chosen not to choose.
Seven percent pointed to Japan, while the remaining options, that included Russia and India, were chosen by three percent or less.
Red was chosen by 13 per cent, grey by 3 per cent and white by 2 per cent.
The conclusion that nonsedating antihistamines and antibiotics contribute to CRS-related fatigue rests, as noted in the article, on the variable chosen as a control for the confounder of disease symptomatic severity.
I asked Harrison what kind of books he liked to read and what he would have chosen for those ten books in the summer.
Regardless of which benefit is chosen, the surviving spouse will be dependent on that single benefit payment, already reduced for the early retirement benefit election, for the rest of his or her life.
We do not choose it; we are chosen and included by God.
The state election officer will appoint the slate of electors pledged to the candidate who is chosen as the "national popular vote winner" to be the official electors for the state.
In the past seven years, 21 quarterbacks have been chosen in the first round - or more than had been taken in the previous 14 drafts.
OM, a world leader in transaction technology solutions for the financial and energy industries, has chosen Nokia IP network security appliances to protect its global business.
Today, CruiseBlue Partners LLC announced the launch of a new travel company which will market full-ship, all Kosher charters under the Chosen Voyage brand name.