Translation of choose in Spanish:

choose

elegir, v.

Pronunciation: /tʃuːz//tʃuz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (select)
    (dress/carpet/career) elegir
    (career/dress/carpet) escoger
    (candidate) elegir
    they've chosen a very strong team han seleccionado un equipo muy bueno
    • You are not simply choosing a new leader for the party, you are picking the next prime minister.
    • Gloria was surprised to have won the award and is still trying to decide what prize to choose.
    • A selection process will now take place to chose the three who will sit on the committee.
    • I personally would not have chosen it, but it was his choice to make, not anyone else's.
    • The judges whittled down the entries to nine finalists, and the winner was then chosen by an online vote.
    • He says he has no idea why the selectors chose him as the team's captain in the first place.
    • But the people who have chosen that path probably don't see it as a problem at all.
    • Each hymn at the funeral service was chosen because it was a favourite which Mr Ryder would play on his trumpet.
    • There must be something seriously wrong with a nation that chooses serendipity as its favourite word.
    • Everywhere was so different that it would be difficult to choose my favourite place.
    • She was chosen by random selection to take the drug rather than join the observation group.
    • Our waitress helped us choose all our dishes and we were pleased we took her advice.
    • This is an issue of the right of consumers to choose what sort of product they wish to buy.
    • The first dealer is chosen at random, and thereafter the turn to deal alternates, after each hand.
    • Everyone seems to have chosen the person they are supporting for the job.
    • Ilkley Parish Council has chosen its new leader elect for the coming year.
    • Neither will they inspire our most talented people to choose a career in politics.
    • Do parents think that when they choose a name for their child they are choosing a personality?
    • In the event of a tied election the President is chosen by a vote in the House of Representatives.
    • Alternatively, you can just choose a good fund and have the manager do it for you.
  • 2

    (decide)
    to choose to + inf optar por + inf
    • we chose to go by plane decidimos ir / optamos por ir en avión
    • no one would choose to live here nadie elegiría / escogería este lugar para vivir
    • why won't you sign? — because I don't choose to ¿por qué no firma? — porque no quiero
    • he chose not to tell her decidió no decírselo
    • He wasn't a golfer himself and he often wondered why he had chosen to live in the middle of a golf course.
    • The scheme was designed to be open plan, although some residents have chosen to have small garden fences.
    • He chose not to attend the Open championship, not wishing to distract his players.
    • This option is of course not available if you have chosen not to join the new London General Pension Fund.
    • If only one defender wishes to play then he can choose to invite his partner to defend with him.
    • It does of course but she chooses to blot it out as if by doing that it doesn't really happen.
    • The defendants could have taken the course of proving it if they wished, but they have chosen not to.
    • That was a course that was open to them; that was a course they chose not to take.
    • So, anyway the beauty is of course that I am voluntarily choosing to do this to myself.
    • They were simply pleased that the budget airline had chosen to use their local airport.
    • What was even more pleasing, was the number of those pictured who chose to give themselves up.
    • Of course, we also might never know whether any company chooses to leave Scotland because of high rates.
    • Sometimes I wish I had chosen to be one of those who mend lives but it is too late for regrets.
    • When we are selfish, we are choosing to place our desires above those of other people.
    • To say we could have done otherwise implies only that we would have done otherwise if we had decided or chosen to.
    • He or she may decide afterwards that the marriage cannot work, and choose to leave it.
    • When a government is elected on the basis of a manifesto which it then chooses to ignore, what is the point of voting?
    • Nations have always been able to choose to what degree they wish to open up to globalisation.
    • In the course of this article I have chosen to focus upon ideas of the self and identity.
    • Feel free to choose more or less as you see fit, but please explain why you picked them.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (make selection)
    elegir
    escoger
    to choose among / between / from sth
    • you can choose among/between these hotels puede elegir / escoger entre estos hoteles
    • you can choose from this range puede elegir / escoger dentro de esta gama
    • there are lots of flavors to choose from hay muchos sabores a / para elegir
    • there's little / not much to choose between them no hay gran diferencia entre ellos
  • 2

    (like, please)
    as you choose como quieras