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English adjective: select

1. select of superior grade

SamplesChoice wines.
Prime beef.
Prize carnations.
Quality paper.
Select peaches.

Synonymschoice, prime, prize, quality



2. select selected or chosen for special qualifications

SamplesThe blue-ribbon event of the season.




English verb: select

1. select (cognition) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

SamplesTake 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.

ExamplesThey select him to write the letter

Synonymschoose, pick out, take

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind

Narrower (hyponym)adopt, anoint, assign, cream off, cull out, define, determine, dial, draw, elect, elect, empanel, espouse, excerpt, extract, field, fix, follow, go, impanel, limit, nominate, panel, pick, pick over, plump, propose, screen, screen out, set, set apart, sieve, sieve, sieve out, sift, single out, skim off, sort, specify, specify, take out, think of, vote, vote in, winnow

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