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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Or would it be easier to let others choose for us? This new series, which has already enjoyed success with versions made in the US and Denmark, aims to find singletons their perfect mate, with help from a team of experts that features a sexologist, a spiritualist, a psychologist and a sociologist.
WE WROTE: Middlesbrough residents vote to keep elected mayor YOU SAID: All those Labour councillors telling us to abdicate our right to vote and let them choose for us. Turns out the people of Middlesbrough are smarter than that!
It clearly shows boundless arrogance on their part to still arrogate to themselves the right to choose for us who our leaders and heroes should be.