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select

verb [I or T] uk   /sɪˈlekt/ us  
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.

select

adjective uk   /sɪˈlekt/ us  
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 London.
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