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

Samples where select 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 select in the sense of this definition

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

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

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

"empanel prospective jurors"

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

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

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

"She was singled out for her outstanding performance"

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

"Think of any integer between 1 and 25"

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

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

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

"screen these samples" "screen the job applicants"

(... is a kind of select ) elect in a voting process

"They voted in Clinton"

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

"We elected him chairman of the board"

(... is a kind of select ) 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 select ) separate or remove

"The customer picked over the selection"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"sift through the job candidates"

(... is a kind of select ) 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 select ) choose by means of a dial

"dial a telephone number"

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

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

(... is a kind of select ) choose

"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"

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

(... is a kind of select ) 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 select ) 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: selected or chosen for special qualifications - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where select or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the blue-ribbon event of the season

Synonyms for select in the sense of this definition

(select is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

Definition 3: of superior grade - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where select or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • choice wines
  • prime beef
  • prize carnations
  • quality paper
  • select peaches

Synonyms for select in the sense of this definition

(select is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

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