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choose

verb act on one's own authority, adopt, appoint, be disposed to, be resolute, be so minded, co-opt, commit oneself to a course, cull, decide, deligere, desire, determine, determine upon, discriminate, discriminate beeween, do of one's own accord, draw, elect, eliminate the alternatives, embrace, excerpt, exercise one's choice, exerrise one's discretion, exercise one's option, exercise one's preference, exercise the will, have volition, make a deciiion, make one's choice, make one's selection, mark out for, opt for, pick, pick out, prefer, put to the vote, resolve, select, set apart, settle, side, support, take a decisive step, take one's choice, take up an option, use one's discretion, use one's option, will
Associated concepts: election of remedies, freedom of choice, voluntary choice
See also: adopt, appoint, conclude, cull, decide, delegate, designate, determine, edit, espouse, extract, nominate, prefer, screen, select, vote
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On this view, people should be asked or allowed to choose, whether or not they would choose rightly.
7) On one view, people should be asked or allowed to choose, whether or not they would choose rightly; perhaps that approach preserves their freedom and recognizes their dignity.
Muslim women stay at home to take care of their families because they choose to stay at home and are content with their lives, unlike Western women who have no choice but to work to provide for themselves and usually their children.
The same applies to front-line staff who choose to say, "I don't know," rather than "I'll find out and get back to you.
For example, an employee may be able to choose from three providers, each of which offers 50 investments.
While the best choice may often be to choose not to elect a reduced Social Security benefit in the first place, if a couple does so, then the analysis no longer has to do with whether delaying is better.
Second, different parts of the body are made to grow in various ways by genetic coding and process; they do not choose what part to be, nor do they grow on their own.
Without anything to choose between, there is no fear of choosing wrong.
If she cannot arrange a swap, or chooses not to even be on the swap list, she must understand that the teacher is not responsible for her choosing the party instead of the lesson and that she will not receive a make-up or a refund.
Who chooses the Vice President if no candidate wins a majority (270) of the electoral votes?
Voters registered as nonpartisan (independent) may choose to vote on the primary ballot for either the Democratic, Republican or American Independent parties but not for the Green, Libertarian, Natural Law or Peace and Freedom parties.
If she chooses not to become pregnant we will ensure that contraception is available to her if She chooses to have an abortion it will be safe, dignified, and legal; and if she chooses to have a child, society will provide those condition necessary to support the life she has chosen to bring into the world.