What is the difference between “choose” and “select”?

What is the difference between “choose” and “select”?

maria Default Asked on April 25, 2015 in Education & Reference.
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Select means “to carefully choose”; it also means “to use a mouse or keystrokes to mark something on a computer screen.”

In both the cases, the number of things chosen or marked does not influence which verb is used.

Gina Train Answered on April 25, 2015.
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In addition to what you said,

According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

Select is more formal than choose, and in everyday English, people usually say choose rather than select.

dorothy Default Answered on April 25, 2015.
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Literally both have the same meaning there is a slight variation in the meaning of the two that is

SELECT :Carefully choose as being the best or most suitable
CHOOSE:pick out (someone or something) as being the best or most appropriate of two or more alternatives.

From this its vivid that choose exist when there is two alternative and select exists when there is multiple alternatives…Ex: select the best bag from these set of bags.Chose the best bag out of the two…..

meherrifas Train Answered on September 21, 2015.
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