select

To select something means to choose it from among others. If you select the most expensive phone, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will be happy with what you get.

You can use select as an adjective as well as a verb. It means "specially chosen" or "of superior quality." For instance, you might be one of the select few who know how to really appreciate a game of Tetris, or you might want to choose a wine from a select list of Spanish reds. All of this assumes that if you select one thing, you feel that it's better than all the other choices.

Definitions of select
1

v 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
Types:
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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
Type of:
decide, determine, make up one's mind
reach, make, or come to a decision about something

adj selected or chosen for special qualifications

Synonyms:
blue-ribbon
superior
of high or superior quality or performance

adj of superior grade

select peaches”
Synonyms:
choice, prime, prize, quality
superior
of high or superior quality or performance

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