choose for

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!
See also: choose, for
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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.
See also: choose, for

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.
See also: choose, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"Now, I don't wish to be selfish or arbitrary, because I am her guardian, and I shall leave Rose free to choose for herself.
Sometimes they choose not to choose explicitly (and indeed are willing to pay a considerable amount to people who will choose for them).
One reason involves information: People know best what they want, and others should not choose for them, even if the choice is not to choose.
People might decline to choose for multiple reasons.
In part because of limitations of "bandwidth," and in part because of awareness of their own lack of information and potential biases, people sometimes want other people to choose for them.
(8) Sometimes they make that choice explicitly (and indeed are willing to pay a considerable amount to people who will choose for them).
We can be there to teach, to guide, to read and walk with our children as they experience and choose for themselves.
We will have to choose." But we don't have to choose; each one of us must be allowed to choose for himself.
Many of these people choose for the wrong reasons, though.
* Should the "right" to die extend to those who have already lost the mental capacity to choose for themselves?