- choice, option, alternative, preference, selection, election mean the act or opportunity of choosing or the thing chosen. choice suggests the opportunity or privilege of choosing freely. freedom of choice
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choice noun (PERSON/THING) B1 [ C ] a person or thing that has been chosen or that can be chosen: Harvard was not his first choice. He wouldn't be my choice as a friend. This type of day care may in fact be the best choice for your child. More examples SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Idiom of choice choice adjective
choice noun (ACT) B1 [ C or U ] an act or the possibility of choosing: If the product doesn't work, you are given the choice of a refund or a replacement. It's a difficult choice to make. It's your choice/The choice is yours (= only you can decide). It was a choice between pain now or pain later, so I chose pain later.
1 : the act of choosing : selection finding it hard to make a choice 2 : power of choosing : option you have no choice 3 a : the best part : cream Of the cavalry the king's own was the choice. b : a person or thing chosen she was their first choice 4 : a number and variety to choose among a plan with a wide choice of options 5 : care in selecting 6
Britannica Dictionary definition of CHOICE 1 [count] : the act of choosing : the act of picking or deciding between two or more possibilities He knew he had to make a choice. [=choose one thing or another] He has some important choices to make. You made a good/bad choice. [+] more examples 2
1. singular/uncountable the opportunity or right to choose between different things. Our aim is to provide greater choice for consumers. have a/the choice: These people have the choice of whether to buy a house or rent one. choice between: Students have a choice between studying French or German.