see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way; "She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam"
select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast" (同)prefer, opt
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her" (同)take, select, pick out
select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"
selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges" (同)elite
choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
elected but not yet installed in office; "the president elect"
like better; value more highly; "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"
promote over another; "he favors his second daughter" (同)favor, favour