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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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.
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.