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select

1 verb
     
se‧lect1 S2 W2 [transitive]
to choose something or someone by thinking carefully about which is the best, most suitable etc [= choose, pick]:
a group of students selected at random
select somebody for something
He had hopes of being selected for the national team.
select somebody/something as something
York was selected as the site for the research centre.
select somebody/something from something
They selected the winner from six finalists.
select somebody to do something
Simon's been selected to go to the conference.
WORD FOCUS: choose WORD FOCUS: choose
similar words: select, pick, appoint, nominate, go for, plump for, opt for
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