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chosen

[choh-zuh n] /ˈtʃoʊ zən/
verb
1.
a past participle of choose.
adjective
2.
selected from several; preferred:
my chosen profession.
3.
Theology, elect (def 9).
noun
4.
Related forms
chosenness, noun
unchosen, adjective

Chosen

[choh-sen] /ˈtʃoʊˈsɛn/
noun
1.
Japanese name of Korea.

choose

[chooz] /tʃuz/
verb (used with object), chose; chosen or (Obsolete) chose; choosing.
1.
to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference:
She chose Sunday for her departure.
2.
to prefer or decide (to do something):
He chose to run for election.
3.
to want; desire:
I choose moving to the city.
4.
(especially in children's games) to contend with (an opponent) to decide, as by odd or even, who will do something:
I'll choose you to see who gets to bat first.
verb (used without object), chose; chosen or (Obsolete) chose; choosing.
5.
to make a choice, or select from two or more possibilities:
Accepted by several colleges, the boy chose carefully.
6.
to be inclined:
You may stay here, if you choose.
7.
(especially in children's games) to decide, as by means of odd or even, who will do something:
Let's choose to see who bats first.
Verb phrases
8.
choose up,
  1. to select (players) for a contest or game:
    The kids chose up sides for the game.
  2. to select players for a contest or game:
    We have to choose up before we can play.
Idioms
9.
cannot choose but, cannot do otherwise than; is or are obliged to:
He cannot choose but obey.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English chosen, chēsen, Old English cēosan; cognate with Gothic kiusan, Old High German kiosan (German kiesen); akin to Greek geúesthai to enjoy, Latin gustāre to taste (see gusto)
Related forms
choosable, adjective
chooser, noun
prechoose, verb (used with object), prechose, prechosen, prechoosing.
rechoose, verb, rechose, rechosen, rechoosing.
unchoosable, adjective
Can be confused
chews, choose.
Synonym Study
1. Choose, select, pick, elect, prefer indicate a decision that one or more possibilities are to be regarded more highly than others. Choose suggests a decision on one of a number of possibilities because of its apparent superiority: to choose a course of action. Select suggests a choice made for fitness: to select the proper golf club. Pick, an informal word, suggests a selection on personal grounds: to pick a winner. The formal word elect suggests a kind of official action: to elect a representative. Prefer, also formal, emphasizes the desire or liking for one thing more than for another or others: to prefer coffee to tea.
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Examples from the web for chosen
  • The name convention was chosen because only the king could call a parliament.
  • City operations are managed by the city administrator, who is chosen by the city council.
  • Therefore, past party performance or number of seats is not how participants are chosen.
  • The various dimensions are chosen, depending on the coordinate grid used.
  • Roosting sites are often chosen with regard to thermoregulation and safety.
  • It is revealed later at panel that the chosen girls are alex and catherine.
  • This date was chosen because it is the day after the feast day of the prophet elias.
  • The broadcasts chosen included the last shows he recorded for the programme.
  • While still in high school, he was chosen official school photographer for a year.
  • This experience was why she was chosen to be the original leader of the group.
British Dictionary definitions for chosen

chosen

/ˈtʃəʊzən/
verb
1.
the past participle of choose
adjective
2.
selected or picked out, esp for some special quality

Chosen

/ˈtʃəʊˈsɛn/
noun
1.
the official name for Korea when it was a Japanese province (1910–45)

choose

/tʃuːz/
verb chooses, choosing, chose, chosen
1.
to select (a person, thing, course of action, etc) from a number of alternatives
2.
(transitive; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to consider it desirable or proper: I don't choose to read that book
3.
(intransitive) to like; please: you may stand if you choose
4.
cannot choose but, to be obliged to: we cannot choose but vote for him
5.
nothing to choose between, little to choose between, (of two people or objects) almost equal
Derived Forms
chooser, noun
Word Origin
Old English ceosan; related to Old Norse kjōsa, Old High German kiosan
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Word Origin and History for chosen
n.

"the elect, the select," especially those selected by God, c.1200, from past participle of choose (v.). Chosen people for "the Jews" is recorded from 1530s.

choose

v.

Old English ceosan "choose, seek out, select; decide, test, taste, try; accept, approve" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, past participle coren), from Proto-Germanic *keus- (cf. Old Frisian kiasa, Old Saxon kiosan, Dutch kiezen, Old High German kiosan, German kiesen, Old Norse kjosa, Gothic kiusan "choose," Gothic kausjan "to taste, test"), from PIE root *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Only remotely related to choice. Variant spelling chuse is Middle English, very frequent 16c.-18c. The irregular past participle leveled out to chosen by 1200.

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chosen in the Bible

spoken of warriors (Ex. 15:4; Judg. 20:16), of the Hebrew nation (Ps. 105:43; Deut. 7:7), of Jerusalem as the seat of the temple (1 Kings 11:13). Christ is the "chosen" of God (Isa. 42:1); and the apostles are "chosen" for their work (Acts 10:41). It is said with regard to those who do not profit by their opportunities that "many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt. 20:16). (See ELECTION.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with chosen

choose

In addition to the idiom beginning with
choose
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