select

[si-lekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make a choice; pick.
adjective
3.
chosen in preference to another or others; selected. preferred.
4.
choice; of special value or excellence.
5.
careful or fastidious in selecting; discriminating.
6.
carefully or fastidiously chosen; exclusive: a select group of friends.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin sēlēctus (past participle of sēligere to gather apart), equivalent to sē- se- + leg(ere) to gather, choose + -tus past participle suffix

selectable, adjective
selectability, noun
selectly, adverb
selectness, noun
selector, noun
nonselected, adjective
reselect, verb (used with object)
unselect, adjective
unselected, adjective
well-selected, adjective


1. See choose.
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select (sɪˈlɛkt)
 
vb
1.  to choose (someone or something) in preference to another or others
 
adj
2.  Also: selected chosen in preference to another or others
3.  of particular quality or excellence
4.  limited as to membership or entry: a select gathering
5.  careful in making a choice
 
[C16: from Latin sēligere to sort, from sē- apart + legere to choose]
 
se'lectly
 
adv
 
se'lectness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

select
1565, from L. selectus, pp. of seligere "choose out, select," from se- "apart" (see secret) + legere "to gather, select" (see lecture). The verb is attested from 1567. The noun meaning "a selected person or thing" is recorded from 1610. Selection
is attested from 1646; applied to actions of breeders (first attested 1837), hence use by Darwin (1857). Selective is first recorded 1625; selective service is from 1917, Amer.Eng. New England selectman first recorded 1646.
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Example sentences
Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner being
  selected.
Turf varieties are selected for density and greener color.
By attending a nursery event, you may be selected to participate in a model
  design program.
Cozy furnishings and thoughtfully selected accessories make an outdoor space as
  inviting as an indoor room.
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