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select

verb

1 select

Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives:
— She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her.

synonyms: choose, pick out, take.

Roget 79: specify, particularize, individualize, realize, specialize, designate, determine; denote, indicate, point out, select.    descend to particulars, enter into detail, go into detail, ... show more

Roget 609: offers one's choice, set before; hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative; put to the vote.    use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option; adopt, take up, embrace, ... show more

Dutch: opteren, uitkiezen, kiezen, believen, blieven, schiften, selecteren, uitverkiezen, uitzoeken



adjective

1 select

Of superior grade:
— Select peaches.

synonyms: choice, prime, prize, quality.

Roget 648: harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.    beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable etc. (useful) 644; advantageous, ... show more

Polish: doborowy, wyborowy

2 select

Selected or chosen for special qualifications.

synonym: blue-ribbon.


Moby thesaurus: accepted, adopted, advert to, allude to, analyze, appoint, appointed, approved, assign, be taken as, best, better, carried, champion, choice, choose, choose out, chosen, clannish, cliquish ... show more.

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