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Definition 1: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives - [verb of cognition]

Samples where pick out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take any one of these cards
  • Choose a good husband for your daughter
  • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Synonyms for pick out in the sense of this definition

(pick out is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of pick out ) select from a list

"empanel prospective jurors"

(... is a kind of pick out ) select something or someone for a specific purpose

"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

(... is a kind of pick out ) select from a group

"She was singled out for her outstanding performance"

(... is a kind of pick out ) choose in one's mind

"Think of any integer between 1 and 25"

(... is a kind of pick out ) decide upon or fix definitely

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

(... is a kind of pick out ) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

"She followed the feminist movement" "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

(... is a kind of pick out ) examine in order to test suitability

"screen these samples" "screen the job applicants"

(... is a kind of pick out ) elect in a voting process

"They voted in Clinton"

(... is a kind of pick out ) select by a vote for an office or membership

"We elected him chairman of the board"

(... is a kind of pick out ) put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

"The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

(... is a kind of pick out ) separate or remove

"The customer picked over the selection"

(... is a kind of pick out ) pick the best

(... is a kind of pick out ) choose by or as if by divine intervention

"She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"

(... is a kind of pick out ) select (a team or individual player) for a game

"The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

(... is a kind of pick out ) distinguish and separate out

"sift through the job candidates"

(... is a kind of pick out ) select or take in from a given group or region

"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

(... is a kind of pick out ) choose by means of a dial

"dial a telephone number"

(... is a kind of pick out ) give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

"I plumped for the losing candidates"

(... is a kind of pick out ) select carefully from a group

"She finally picked her successor" "He picked his way carefully"

(... is a kind of pick out ) choose

"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"

(... is a kind of pick out ) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

(... is a kind of pick out ) select desirable parts from a group or list

"cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence" "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"

(... is a kind of pick out ) express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote

"He voted for the motion" "None of the Democrats voted last night"

Definition 2: detect with the senses - [verb of perception]

Samples where pick out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
  • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

Synonyms for pick out in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of pick out ) make clearly visible

"can this image be resolved?"

(... is a kind of pick out ) distinguish

"I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

(pick out implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

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