choose [choosing, -s, chose] v

OE céos-an.

  1. Hire; employ.
  2. Invite; welcome to partake; prepare for crowning as a queen; [fig.] betrothed; espoused; [metaphor] designate as an heir; encourage to enter into a covenant relationship; call to serve in the Kingdom of God; (see Matthew 12:18, 22:14; John 15:16).
  3. Prefer; favor; accept; receive; welcome.
  4. Elect; pick; select; make a choice from a number of alternatives.
  5. Want; wish; be inclined; have the desire.