choose (someone or something) for (someone or something)

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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 someone or something for something

to select someone or something for a particular purpose, office, title, etc. I chose red for the color or the carpet. I will choose Alice for office manager.
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choose something for someone

to select something for someone, perhaps as a gift. I will probably choose flowers for your mother. I chose a funny card for his birthday.
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References in classic literature ?
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:
But 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?
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?
I asked Harrison what kind of books he liked to read and what he would have chosen for those ten books in the summer.
Dual eligibles will have a plan randomly chosen for them to make sure that they have Part D in place on time and their treatment is not interrupted.
Applicants whose abstracts are chosen for presentation will receive an ACPE scholarship of $200 to be applied toward the Spring Institute/Annual Meeting tuition.
As a result of this random genetic inheritance, he suggests, we have greater scope for freedom than if our genes had been chosen for us.
Sixty-five girls 7 to 17 years old have been chosen for the Santa Clarita Stars Showteam for the 2002-03 season.
Serve organic wines, which can be chosen for you by a knowledgeable wine merchant.
Thus, the subadar's color is, itself, his fate - a fate which, ironically, he has chosen for himself by seeking to escape all his world would have him be (only to have his attempt at escape result in social and ontological negation) and also the same fate to which his chosen social milieu, a human milieu corrupted by, inhuman actions, would have shackled him in any event.
Starbucks' Rosenfield was chosen for creating the Starbucks Salons in New York and Sundance to promote itself as an entertainment brand.
The day they were chosen for what every woman in America wanted to be.
If a winner is chosen for the $100 million or $1 million lotteries and someone referred them to Sandbox.
Sports ambassadors such as Michael are chosen for their team spirit, enthusiastic character and athletic ability, she said.
The best of the best in product development and excellence is chosen for each of the 37 categories, resulting in an honor far beyond traditional boundaries.