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Grasp is a related term of choose.

As an acronym grasp

is (software|object-oriented design).

As a verb choose is

to pick; to make the choice of; to select.

As a conjunction choose is

(mathematics) the binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.

As a noun choose is

(dialectal|or|obsolete) the act of choosing; selection.



(wikipedia grasp)


(en verb)
  • To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
  • (senseid)To understand.
  • I have never been able to grasp the concept of infinity .

    Derived terms

    * grasp the nettle


    (en noun)
  • Grip.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • (senseid)Understanding.
  • That which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability.
  • :
  • choose



    Alternative forms

    * chuse

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .


  • To pick; to make the choice of; to select.
  • :
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • To elect.
  • :
  • To decide to act in a certain way.
  • :
  • To wish; to desire; to prefer.
  • *(Oliver Goldsmith) (1730-1774)
  • *:The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
  • Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See


    (English Conjunctions)
  • (mathematics) The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.
  • The number of distinct subsets of size ''k'' from a set of size ''n'' is \tbinom nk or "''n'' choose ''k''".
    See also
    * (projectlink)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .


  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) Scope for choice.
  • References

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