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select

verb [I or T] uk   us   /sɪˈlekt/
B1 to choose a small number of things, or to choose by making careful decisions: There was a choice of four prizes, and the winner could select one of them. A mouse is a device which makes it easier to select different options from computer menus. How do you select people for promotion? [+ obj + to infinitive ] He was selected to play for Australia at the age of only 18.formal The supermarket's policy is to select out (= choose) the best fruit and discard the rest.
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adjective uk   us   /sɪˈlekt/
of only the best type or highest quality, and usually small in size or amount: It's a very select club - I've been trying unsuccessfully to join it for years. These activities should be available to all pupils, not just a select few. Hamilton lives in a very select part of Melbourne.
Translations of “select”
in Arabic يَخْتار…
in Korean 선택하다…
in Malaysian pilih…
in French sélectionner…
in Turkish seçmek, ayıklamak…
in Italian selezionare, scegliere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選擇, 挑選…
in Russian выбирать…
in Polish wybierać…
in Vietnamese tuyển chọn, lựa chọn…
in Spanish escoger, elegir, seleccionar…
in Portuguese selecionar…
in Thai เลือก…
in German auswählen…
in Catalan escollir, seleccionar…
in Japanese ~を選ぶ, 選出する…
in Indonesian memilih…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选择, 挑选…
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