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English definition of “select”


verb [I or T]     /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.Taking and choosing
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