609. Choice.

609. Choice.NOUN. choice, option; discretion &c. (volition) 600; preoption; alternative; dilemma, embarras de choix [Fr.]; adoption, cooptation; novation; decision &c. (judgment) 480.

election, poll, ballot, vote, voice, suffrage, plumper, cumulative vote; plebiscitum, plébiscite, vox populi; electioneering; voting $c. v.

selection, excerption, gleaning, eclecticism; excerpta, gleanings, cuttings, scissors and paste; pick &c. (best) 650.

preference, prelation, opinion poll, survey; predilection &c. (desire) 865.

political election (politics) 737a.

VERB. offers one’s choice, set before; hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative; put to the vote.

use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one’s option; adopt, take up, embrace, espouse; choose, elect, opt for; take one’s choice, make one’s choice; make choice of, fix upon.

vote, poll, hold up one’s hand; divide.

settle; decide &c. (adjudge) 480; list &c. (will) 600; make up one’s mind &c. (resolve) 604.

select; pick and choose; pick out, single out; cull, glean, winnow; sift the chaff from the wheat, separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat; pick up, pitch upon; pick one’s way; indulge one’s fancy.

set apart, mark out for; mark &c. 550.

prefer; have rather, have as lief; fancy &c. (desire) 865; be persuaded &c. 615.

take a decided step, take a decisive step; commit oneself to a course; pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon; cast in one’s lot with; take for better or for worse.

ADJ. optional; discretional &c. (voluntary) 600.

eclectic; choosing &c. v.; preferential; chosen &c. v.; choice &c. (good) 648.

ADV. optionally &c. adj.; at pleasure &c. (will) 600; either the one or the other; or at the option of; whether or not; once and for all; for one’s money.

by choice, by preference; in preference; rather, before.

PHR. Le sort fait les parents; le choix fait les amis. [Fr.] {Delille“Chance makes relations; choice makes friends.” }.

“Choose your love, and then love your choice.” {Proverb}.

“No choice amongst stinking fish.” {Proverb}.

“Where bad’s the best, naught must be the choice.” {Proverb}.

Ad arbitrium. [Lat.] {At choice or pleasure}.

“A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” {Oscar Fingall O’Flahertie Wilde—The Picture of Dorian Grey. Ch. 1.}.

“There’s small choice in rotten apples.” {Shakespeare—The Taming of the Shrew. Act I. Sc. 1.}.

“The difficulty in life is the choice.” {George Moore—The Bending of The Bough. Act IV.}.

“Here we may reign secure, and in my choice / To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: / Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav’n.” {John Milton—Paradise Lost. Bk. I. L. 261.}.

“Beggars must be no choosers.” {John Fletcher & Francis Beaumont—Scornful Lady. Act V. Sc. 3.}.

“Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay” {Alfred Lord Tennyson—Locksley Hall. St. 92.}.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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