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Meaning of “select” in the English Dictionary

"select" in British English

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selectverb [I or T]

uk   us   /sɪˈlekt/
B1 to ​choose a ​smallnumber of things, or to ​choose by making ​carefuldecisions: 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 fromcomputermenus. How do you select ​people forpromotion? [+ obj + to infinitive ] He was selected toplay for ​Australia at the ​age of only 18.

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selectadjective

uk   us   /sɪˈlekt/
(Definition of select from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"select" in American English

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selectverb [I/T]

 us   /səˈlekt/
  • select verb [I/T] (CHOOSE)

to ​choose something, or to make a ​choice: [T] They have the ​option of selecting the ​school that they ​wanttheirkids to go to. [I] You can select from among the ​offeringsshown on this ​screen.

selectadjective [not gradable]

 us   /səˈlekt/
the ​best of ​itstype or ​highest in ​quality: select ​fruit/​school a select ​group of ​people
(Definition of select from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"select" in Business English

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selectverb

uk   us   /sɪˈlekt/
[I or T] to choose someone or something from a ​group of ​people or things after careful ​thought: The role of ​marketing is to select the ​targetmarkets.select sth/sb as sth The ​bank has just been selected as the ​preferredbidder for Brussels International Airport.select sth/sb for sth The ​applicationform will be used to select ​candidates for ​interview.select (sth) from sth We were able to select from a large ​pool of ​applicants and to ​recruitpeople of a high ​standard.
[T] IT to choose something from a ​computer menu (= ​list), or to ​mark something that you have chosen on a ​computerscreen: Open Outlook on the first ​machine and select File Import and Export to ​launch the ​program. Select the ​text you want to ​copy and ​press Control-C.

selectadjective

uk   us   /sɪˈlekt/
of only the best ​type or ​highestquality, and usually ​small in ​amount: Historically, ​stampduty has been ​paid by ​fundmanagers and a select fewprivateinvestors. The ​products will be ​sold at a select ​group of ​specialiststores.
(Definition of select from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “select”
in Korean 선택하다…
in Arabic يَخْتار…
in Malaysian pilih…
in French sélectionner…
in Russian выбирать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選擇, 挑選…
in Italian selezionare, scegliere…
in Turkish seçmek, ayıklamak…
in Polish wybierać…
in Spanish escoger, elegir, seleccionar…
in Vietnamese tuyển chọn, lựa chọn…
in Portuguese selecionar…
in Thai เลือก…
in German auswählen…
in Catalan escollir, seleccionar…
in Japanese ~を選ぶ, 選出する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选择, 挑选…
in Indonesian memilih…
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