Meaning of CHOICE in English

CHOICE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a lifestyle choice (= a choice about how you live )

We can significantly reduce our risks of getting certain diseases through lifestyle choices.

a multiple choice question (= where you are given a set of possible answers )

a multiple choice test (= in which each question has a list of answers to choose from )

There is some debate about whether multiple-choice tests are a good way of assessing student’s knowledge.

a rational decision/choice

The patient was incapable of making a rational decision.

a wide range/variety/choice etc (of sth)

This year’s festival includes a wide range of entertainers.

holidays to a wide choice of destinations

Compassion & Choices

consumer choice

Competition between businesses leads to more consumer choice.

Hobson's choice

influence a decision/outcome/choice etc

leave sb with no choice/option (= force someone to take a particular action )

You leave me with no choice but to fire you.

life choice

multiple choice

stark choice

We are faced with a stark choice .

straight choice

It was a straight choice between my career or my family.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

free

Any change would be gradual and for the time local parties were left with a free choice .

Let me not draw back from the Sacrifice I have made of my free choice and conviction.

Students have a free choice deciding on five honours subjects, which are chosen from a total list of about thirty.

It was not a free choice .

How could I phrase the question so that I could distinguish between free choice and manipulative coercion?

Assuming a free choice becomes possible, it is difficult to foresee any great increase in the numbers of limited partnerships.

Minor students have a free choice of final-year units but do not write a dissertation in History.

Much less coal has to be moved and so factory owners have a freer choice of position.

good

Check whether an off-peak electric storage heater or a gas fire might be better choice .

These wines are precious enough to be good choices for restaurant wine lists.

Many people take a part-time or lower-paid job because it suits their circumstances and is a good choice for them.

Geranium though was obviously a good choice because of its diuretic properties - and bergamot for its cheerful and uplifting aroma.

A renovated reincarnation of Cassandra would be a good choice for co-anchor.

Nymphaea William Falconer, a medium grower, would be a better choice for the average pond.

Of these closely related professions, an occupational therapist is a better choice to evaluate fine-motor weaknesses.

great

There is, too, greater choice than ever before as to whether and how long the marriage will continue.

The range of options is greater-choice is king.

A reduction in computational complexity will provide greater flexibility in choice of models used to predict outcomes and correlations.

There was still much to do to ensure greater choice and better quality for drinkers.

The Government should review its own employees' retirement age and early pension entitlements to allow older people greater choice .

You have a great deal of choice in the matter but there are also certain rules designed to protect you.

But while increased freedom and greater choice are positive movements, they are being countered by mounting inflation and unemployment.

little

Well, we have very little choice , in my opinion.

After being introduced, the officials from the two sides had little choice but to mingle.

To begin with, we have little choice .

But Dole had little choice but to roll the dice in a way that surprised even the most astute political observers.

If she was honest, no money meant no food - which left her with very little choice .

In other parts of the country, coaches have little choice because the weather is hot and humid everywhere.

He really had very little choice in the matter.

Reagan had little choice under the circumstances, but nevertheless his actions were critical to this happy out-come.

multiple

There are two basic possibilities for questions, multiple choice or supply type.

The 777 is quieter, has user-friendly storage bins and a sophisticated entertainment system with multiple choices .

Answers to multiple choice test on Part 3 Trainees should obtain nine points or more before moving on to Goal 4.

It's time for the multiple-choice test every parent dreads.

These should be worked through in order before attempting the multiple choice questionnaire on Part 4.

These would culminate in the sitting of a multiple choice paper.

obvious

Most flooring can be laid anywhere in the house but there are some obvious choices for certain rooms.

Says Ted: My father was the obvious choice .

Given the nature of the project, Pontus Hulten was an obvious choice to direct the artistic activities of the new Kunsthalle.

Best apres ski: The obvious choice is Rainbow Lodge.

This is not, I suspect, the most obvious of choices , so perhaps some explanation is necessary.

Duncan Sandys was the obvious choice .

personal

Right: No-one can tell you what fish to buy - that's a personal choice .

Deciding when insurance is warranted is a personal choice .

It would be even nicer if people remembered that the way you feed your baby is a matter of personal choice .

But grading and promotion are personal choices .

Each researcher must make a personal choice , in the multiplicity of circumstances which now exist.

Through figurative abstracted works on paper, Tempe artist Ron Bimrose taps into light themes like transition, fate and personal choice .

The Soviet President's personal choice - also operating on his own.

A better word was values, with its inference of personal choice and personal responsibility.

real

You will have real choice as to how your pension payments are invested.

With that money, we could have provided what the people wanted and real choice .

Voters were offered real choices , within limits.

There is no reason to be optimistic that elections provide citizens with a real and reliable choice of policies.

The real choice is not between the global economy and the end of the global economy.

It is these very services which can disable people, limiting the amount of real choice they have in their lives.

It is only by offering women real choices that we can begin to meet the challenges of Hindutva.

right

The right choice will give inspiration to choreographer and performer alike and add to the pleasure of the audience.

Instead, the 30-year-old actor appears to have made all the right choices for all the right reasons.

Applications can be like teaching machines, coaxing users to the right choices without penalties, says Sippl.

Of course women want the right to make choices as free and independent individuals.

Even when they make the right choice , they don't let the choice go through.

Likewise, making the right environmental choice depends on how many times consumers reuse the bags.

Really it is a case of keeping a careful watch on the tank and making the right choices .

But are students making the right choices among post-secondary institutions?

wide

Shop around brokers for a wider choice .

But defenses, especially weapons, now offered a wider array of choices .

Magnet's wide choice of kitchen units includes traditional and modern styles, and prices to fit any budget.

I had been astonished that day that the wide range of choices did not disrupt her plan.

Yet some companies are known to be keen to offer a wide fund choice from well regarded external fund managers.

The lists of poems presented... offer a wide choice for each grade.

The larger the holding and the stronger the soil, the wider your choice .

Dining out is a real pleasure with a wide and tempting choice of menus and venues at a very affordable prices.

■ VERB

exercise

Only those who can afford to ignore these constraints feel capable of exercising a choice to retain a more traditional agricultural landscape.

Within the next month, Fred was home and, presumably, exercising his choice .

Many of them were also completely cut off from the normal trading conditions that enable people to exercise choice .

People must exercise their own choice and take their own action.

Until now, I have unfalteringly exercised that choice to postpone motherhood.

I note yet again the Labour party's hostility to any persons exercising any choice in the interests of their family.

It must be shown that the plaintiff acted voluntarily in the sense that he could exercise a free choice .

Editors must, then, exercise a choice and exercising a choice inevitably involves ignoring certain options.

face

The judge's decision can not be over-turned, and it leaves Exxon facing some unappealing choices .

Even knowledgeable thrift presidents felt they faced a choice be-tween rape and slow suicide.

Clearly, those responsible for the development of the various systems are faced with design choices .

Leapor is faced with a choice between her job and her poetry.

He also faces a choice of methods.

This often applies where a patient is faced by alternative choices .

Anyone concerned with selecting a class book for teaching a language will face a wide choice of texts.

Demands for persuasive justification arise in contexts where an agent is faced with a choice .

give

This gives the customers some choice about what they will have for each meal, and when they have it.

People already in Yosemite were given the choice of staying or being evacuated.

We have also introduced a reform which will give people more choice as to who represents them legally in court.

The firm takes as given the variety choice and pricing strategies of other firms in the industry.

The C A R E service gives a choice of five subscription schemes ranging from £69 to £30.

I gave him several birthday choices .

It's not as if I gave you much choice .

Of course, we are not given this choice .

influence

For whether knowingly or unknowingly, through fact or fiction, their stories can influence the traveller's choice of destination.

The industrialist Philibert Vrau, influenced this choice .

Recent occurrence appears to have influenced the other choices .

The type of research, including its clinical component, may well influence future career choice and opportunity.

Values will influence the choice of topic, as they do in all branches of science, but methods should be value-free.

The pamphlets had explicitly sought to influence voters in their choice of candidate in the general election.

The factors influencing their choices can be understood, and these influences lie at two levels.

leave

Aenarion was left with no choice .

Better perhaps to leave these choices to the next president, and encourage further debate in the fall campaign.

Any change would be gradual and for the time local parties were left with a free choice .

But Thieu Tri declined to bargain and left Percival no choice but to free the dignitaries and sail away.

When Blunkett rumbled him, he was left with no choice but to resign.

Which left me without a choice .

In this situation the authority may leave the choice to individuals.

The judge has left jurors no choice .

make

The view is that a consent is not valid unless the patient has enough information to make an informed choice .

But he had made his choice and he had to abide by it.

OF course libraries operate on restricted budgets and must make choices between books.

For instance, how is one to decide whether or not an individual makes undesirable choices when better options are available?

This professional year helps students to relate theory to practice and later to make more informed career choices .

There are some problems facing the supes in making these choices .

Of course women want the right to make choices as free and independent individuals.

offer

Indeed, outside of London few cities can offer such a choice of different places to eat.

The emergence of the team as an alternative to the classic working group of individuals offers a powerful choice .

We offer a choice of car, from economy to roomy.

Employers will by law be required to offer employees a choice among at least three so-called Food Benefit Plans.

Most stakeholder pensions will only offer investors a limited choice of mainstream funds, such as index trackers.

Of course, Tesoro offers plenty of choices for the beer drinker as well.

Yet some companies are known to be keen to offer a wide fund choice from well regarded external fund managers.

And dozens of cities now offer choice , including Rochester, New York.

spoilt

There was such a vast variety of decorated bowls and jugs and plates that she was spoilt for choice .

Anyway, the upshot of it all was that they were not actually spoilt for choice as to locations.

With so much within easy reach, we were clearly spoilt for choice and decided to sleep on it.

In the West Country, buyers are spoilt for choice .

There isn't a hotel restaurant, but when it comes to eating out in Stuttgart you're spoilt for choice .

We are spoilt for choice with insulins.

If, like me, you prefer the sporting life, then you are spoilt for choice here.

Available in white, green, red, black or mustard, you're spoilt for choice .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be a matter of (personal) taste/choice/preference

If you think torturing babies is good, that is a matter of taste.

In the United States, food is a matter of taste, time and price.

Quite what that means is a matter of taste, because a breed does not exist until it has been named.

Switching to the Normal channel I would say that using the crunch option for rock solo work is a matter of taste.

The amount of the increase or decrease is a matter of preference.

The first is a matter of taste.

The size of the pleat is a matter of choice.

This is a matter of choice.

be spoilt/spoiled for choice

As the Empire player you are spoiled for choice.

Often, we seem to be spoiled for choice and hampered, even paralysed, by our fear of the unknown.

first choice

Atkins was the producers' first choice for the part of the maid.

Brittany was our first choice as a name for the baby.

Parents choosing schools for their children are rarely given their first choice.

Twenty-six percent of the students said that teaching was their first choice of occupations.

According to some sources Goh was not Lee's first choice for the succession; at least one other minister reportedly declined the post.

Because of its superior contrast capabilities magnetic resonance imaging is the current first choice technique for assessing instability of the cervical spine.

Carbamazepine is the drug of first choice.

Holly again would be my first choice.

Loose powder is the first choice of makeup artists because it's lighter than pressed and just disappears into your skin.

Some parents do have the luck to settle on their first choice, as we did.

Their first choice is not always available but the week should achieve the aim of broadening their horizons and their experience.

freedom of choice

Health insurance plans that offer patients greater freedom of choice in selecting doctors are becoming too expensive for most people.

Because people have freedom of choice where to shop there is some overlap between these spheres of influence.

Flexibility, freedom of choice - and complete peace of mind.

In daily life, therefore, the individual rediscovered a certain freedom of choice.

In practice there will not be complete freedom of choice for the individual.

It should always be carried out with tact, care and respect for the individual's privacy and freedom of choice.

Making insurance compulsory would - they say - not only free Health Service resources, but guarantee freedom of choice.

informed decision/choice/judgment etc

And now supermarkets throughout the country are helping the shopper to make more informed choices.

As with a question of fact, the more informed judgement could be the mistaken one.

Information is vital Good information is essential if people are to make informed choices about services.

Micky Burns from the players' union advises and assists on the options to help them make informed choices about their futures.

The view is that a consent is not valid unless the patient has enough information to make an informed choice.

They provide young people with career exploration and counseling so they can make more informed decisions about their academic and occupational goals.

This brochure empowers sufferers with knowledge to make informed decisions about their headache care.

Who, we also want students to make well, informed decisions and that there are particular places like the 0.

inspired guess/choice etc

As it happens, he made an inspired choice.

But my father's was an inspired guess.

If he can be persuaded to keep religion out of politics, he could prove an inspired choice.

In Whitham's case it was different and he certainly was what could be termed an inspired choice by the Lightweight club.

It could prove an inspired choice for New Zealand.

the/an obvious choice

Duncan Sandys was the obvious choice.

Given the nature of the project, Pontus Hulten was an obvious choice to direct the artistic activities of the new Kunsthalle.

Mentheus of Caledor, the obvious choice, was dead.

Most frequently the group had several alternative plants to consider for closure rather than an obvious choice.

No problem, Mr Hinds had said, the obvious choice was Renie LaChance.

Says Ted: My father was the obvious choice.

That they have everybody back, another year bigger, stronger and smarter, makes them the obvious choice.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

freedom of choice

Greece was our first choice for a vacation, but all the flights were full.

He says he lives on the street by choice .

I don't believe in fate - we all have freedom of choice .

I don't like his choice of friends.

I wouldn't ride without a helmet, but I think people should have the choice .

It was a difficult choice , but we finally decided that Hannah should have the prize.

Maria was very pleased with her choice .

Patients are demanding greater choice in the type of treatment they get.

Spooner says he had no choice but to file for bankruptcy.

The choices you make now will affect you for many years.

The board denied that financial considerations had influenced their choice .

The school seems OK, but there isn't a great choice of courses.

There's a small general store in town, but I don't think there will be much choice .

There is a wide choice of hotels and hostels in the town.

With her high grades and athletic skill, Celeste had her choice of colleges.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

If people want to prescribe unproved forms of treatment, or to receive them, that is their choice .

In the case of automobiles, you have a choice of valuation methods, and choosing the wrong one can be costly.

Micky Burns from the players' union advises and assists on the options to help them make informed choices about their futures.

Please indicate your choice on the form.

Prey Selection Throughout its geographical range, Nucella lapillus has a choice of prey species.

The choice of actress to play Joan has always been crucial.

Thus for many families there is no choice but to spend some time on income support.

We do always, however, have a choice about what we do - nobody forces us to do wrong.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

word

The flash alerted the criminal, and with a few choice words exchanged, the car chase resumed.

I'd have liked to have cut the face off of him with a few choice words .

Or has rapper Puff been on the blower from New York with a few choice words ?

Talks with all the choicest words ?

He screamed back at her some choice words that he usually saved for the rent collector.

When it happens again on the next cast I turn the air blue with some choice words .

And he also had a few choice words about my means of protecting myself.

An old soldier, he had a few choice words at his command.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be a matter of (personal) taste/choice/preference

If you think torturing babies is good, that is a matter of taste.

In the United States, food is a matter of taste, time and price.

Quite what that means is a matter of taste, because a breed does not exist until it has been named.

Switching to the Normal channel I would say that using the crunch option for rock solo work is a matter of taste.

The amount of the increase or decrease is a matter of preference.

The first is a matter of taste.

The size of the pleat is a matter of choice.

This is a matter of choice.

freedom of choice

Health insurance plans that offer patients greater freedom of choice in selecting doctors are becoming too expensive for most people.

Because people have freedom of choice where to shop there is some overlap between these spheres of influence.

Flexibility, freedom of choice - and complete peace of mind.

In daily life, therefore, the individual rediscovered a certain freedom of choice.

In practice there will not be complete freedom of choice for the individual.

It should always be carried out with tact, care and respect for the individual's privacy and freedom of choice.

Making insurance compulsory would - they say - not only free Health Service resources, but guarantee freedom of choice.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

choice apples

Chances are that most of the choice summer jobs have already been taken.

the choicest cuts of meat

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But he aimed his choicest barbs at occupants of the White House, or those trying to be.

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