choice Definition

  • 1an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities
  • 2the right or ability to choose

Using choice: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "choice" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I had no choice but to apologize.

  • Example

    The restaurant offers a wide choice of dishes.

  • Example

    You have a choice between taking the train or driving there.

  • Example

    She made the choice to pursue her dreams.

choice Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for choice

Idioms Using choice

  • to have so many good options that it's difficult to choose


    The store has so many beautiful dresses that I'm spoilt for choice.

  • voluntarily; by one's own decision


    She became a vegetarian by choice, not because of any dietary restrictions.

  • a situation where there are no good options to choose from


    The movie selection on the flight was not much of a choice, so I ended up watching a documentary instead.

Phrases with choice

  • preferred or favorite


    His drink of choice is always a cold beer.

  • Hobson's choice

    a situation in which there appears to be a choice available, but in reality, there is only one option


    It was a Hobson's choice: either accept the job offer or remain unemployed.

  • Sophie's choice

    a choice between two unbearable options


    It was like a Sophie's choice: either lose his job or move to a different city away from his family.

Origins of choice

from Old English 'cēosan', meaning 'to choose'


Summary: choice in Brief

The term 'choice' [chois] refers to the act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. It also denotes the right or ability to choose. Examples include 'I had no choice but to apologize' and 'She made the choice to pursue her dreams.' Phrases like 'of choice' denote preference, while idioms like 'spoil for choice' describe an abundance of good options.

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