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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
select (adjective)
1.
chosen from a number or group by fitness or preference
2.
a) of special value or excellence - superior choice
b) exclusively or fastidiously chosen often with regard to social, economic, or cultural characteristics
3.
judicious or restrictive in choice - discriminating pleased with the select appreciation of his books Osbert Sitwell
select (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to choose (as by fitness or excellence) from a number or group pick out to make a choice
select (noun)
one that is select - often used in plural
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
select (adjective)
1.
singled out from a number or group as more to one's liking
SYNONIMS:
cherry-picked, choice, chosen, elect, favored, favorite, first-line, handpicked, picked, preferred, selected
RELATED WORDS:
fashionable; exclusive; culled, picked over, screened, weeded (out), winnowed (out)
of choice
NEAR ANTONYMS:
average, common, commonplace, ordinary, run-of-the-mill
select (adjective)
2.
having qualities that appeal to a refined taste
SYNONIMS:
dainty, delicate, elegant, exquisite, fine, rare, recherché, select
RELATED WORDS:
bijou, jewellike; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special; elite, exclusive; classic, excellent, fabulous, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous ( marvellous), noble, outstanding, par excellence, premium, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, transcendant, unsurpassed, wonderful; ultrarare
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coarse, gross, kitsch, kitschy, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, tasteless, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar; commercial, mass-produced, popular; common, ordinary; average, lesser, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine ( run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate; deficient, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting
select (verb)
to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
SYNONIMS:
cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, take
RELATED WORDS:
preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on upon)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
decline, refuse, reject, turn down
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