Meaning of CHOICE in English

CHOICE

I.

noun

1 act of choosing

ADJECTIVE

▪ careful , good , informed , right , wise

a careful ~ of words

▪ bad , wrong

▪ difficult , hard , stark , tough

She faced the stark ~ of backing the new plan or losing her job.

▪ easy , simple

In the end, the ~ was quite easy.

▪ conscious , deliberate

When did you make a conscious ~ to become an artist?

▪ natural

▪ rational

▪ moral

Doctors have to make moral ~s every day of their lives.

▪ personal

These are personal ~s that people must make for themselves.

▪ career , food , lifestyle

Much ill health is the result of poor diet and lifestyle ~s.

VERB + CHOICE

▪ make

▪ be faced with , face

▪ dictate , guide , influence

Your needs should dictate your ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~ , from ~ , out of ~

I wouldn't have come to this bar by ~!

▪ of ~ (= that is/should be chosen by a particular group of people for a particular purpose)

It's the software of ~ for business use.

▪ of your ~ (= that you choose yourself)

First prize will be a meal for two at a restaurant of your ~.

▪ ~ about

to make ~s about their future

2 chance/ability to choose

ADJECTIVE

▪ clear

▪ free

Students have a free ~ from a range of subjects.

▪ first

You can have first ~ of all the rooms.

▪ multiple

a test with multiple ~ questions

▪ consumer , parental , public

▪ individual , personal

VERB + CHOICE

▪ have

I now had a clear ~: either I accept their terms or I leave.

▪ exercise

Everyone in a democracy has the right to exercise ~.

▪ give sb , offer sb , present sb with

We gave her the ~, and she decided she'd like a bike for her birthday.

▪ extend

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about

He had no ~ about that.

▪ ~ as to

to extend parental ~ as to which schools children should attend

▪ ~ between

She has a ~ between three different universities.

▪ ~ of

a ~ of wines

PHRASES

▪ freedom of ~

▪ have little ~ but to do sth , have no ~ but to do sth

I had no ~ but to cancel my trip.

▪ have no ~ in the matter

The way he behaved meant that we had no ~ in the matter.

▪ leave sb with little ~ , leave sb with no ~

Your decision leaves me with no ~ but to resign.

3 things from which you can/must choose

ADJECTIVE

▪ good , wide

▪ limited

▪ available

a range of available ~s

VERB + CHOICE

▪ have , offer

We offer a ~ of ten different destinations.

▪ limit , narrow

Smoking may limit your ~ of contraception.

▪ expand

CHOICE + VERB

▪ be available (to sb) , be open to sb

a limited range of ~s available to buyers

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

The store has a very limited ~ of ties.

PHRASES

▪ be spoilt for ~ (= to have a large number of things from which to choose) ( BrE )

4 sb/sth that is chosen

ADJECTIVE

▪ excellent , good , happy , ideal , inspired , perfect , smart ( esp. AmE )

It was a happy ~ of venue

▪ bad , poor , unfortunate

Baldwin was a poor ~ for such a role.

▪ appropriate

▪ odd

▪ logical , obvious

Bill is the obvious ~ for captain of the team.

▪ popular

▪ first , second

Our first ~ for a site was already taken.

▪ top

People were asked about their top ~s for meeting locations.

▪ preferred

The hotel is the preferred ~ for business people.

VERB + CHOICE

▪ regret

She was starting to regret her ~.

▪ defend , justify

Maria defended her ~ of name for the child.

▪ question

She questioned the ~ of Murphy for this role.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ as

Mary is a popular ~ as chair of the committee.

▪ ~ for

I think she's a very good ~ for captain.

▪ ~ of

I don't think much of her ~ of outfit.

II.

adj.

Choice is used with these nouns: ↑ beef , ↑ cut , ↑ morsel , ↑ word

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .