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"select" in British English

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selectverb [I or T]

uk   /sɪˈlekt/  us   /səˈlekt/
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.

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uk   /sɪˈlekt/  us   /səˈlekt/
(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 want their kids to go to. [I] You can select from among the offerings shown on this screen.

selectadjective [not gradable]

 us   /səˈlekt/
the best of its type 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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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 target sth/sb as sth The bank has just been selected as the preferred bidder for Brussels International sth/sb for sth The application form will be used to select candidates for (sth) from sth We were able to select from a large pool of applicants and to recruit people of a high standard.
[T] IT to choose something from a computer menu (= list), or to mark something that you have chosen on a computer screen: 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.


uk   us   /sɪˈlekt/
of only the best type or highest quality, and usually small in amount: Historically, stamp duty has been paid by fund managers and a select few private investors. The products will be sold at a select group of specialist stores.
(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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