pick out

Definitions of pick out
  1. verb
    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    synonyms: choose, select, take
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    empanel, impanel, panel
    select from a list
    anoint
    choose by or as if by divine intervention
    field
    select (a team or individual player) for a game
    sieve, sift
    distinguish and separate out
    draw
    select or take in from a given group or region
    dial
    choose by means of a dial
    go, plump
    give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
    pick
    select carefully from a group
    elect
    choose
    excerpt, extract, take out
    take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    cull out, winnow
    select desirable parts from a group or list
    cream off, skim off
    pick the best
    pick over, sieve out
    separate or remove
    assign, set apart, specify
    select something or someone for a specific purpose
    single out
    select from a group
    think of
    choose in one's mind
    define, determine, fix, limit, set, specify
    decide upon or fix definitely
    adopt, espouse, follow
    choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    screen, screen out, sieve, sort
    examine in order to test suitability
    vote in
    elect in a voting process
    elect
    select by a vote for an office or membership
    nominate, propose
    put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
    vote
    express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
    quantify
    use as a quantifier
    hand-pick
    pick personally and very carefully
    dedicate
    set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
    detail
    assign to a specific task
    nominate, put forward, put up
    propose as a candidate for some honor
    name
    mention and identify by name
    reset
    set anew
    define
    give a definition for the meaning of a word
    co-opt
    choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague
    reelect, return
    elect again
    write in
    cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot
    turn thumbs down, vote down
    vote against
    outvote
    defeat by a majority of votes
    ballot
    vote by ballot
    poll
    vote in an election at a polling station
    adhere, stick
    be a devoted follower or supporter
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    decide, determine, make up one's mind
    reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  2. verb
    detect with the senses
    “The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards”
    synonyms: discern, distinguish, make out, recognise, recognize, spot, tell apart
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    resolve
    make clearly visible
    discriminate
    distinguish
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