"choosing" in the verb sense
1. choose, take, select, pick out
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"
2. choose, prefer, opt
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"
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"
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