select

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Select is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
select

Third-person singular
selects

Past tense
selected

Past participle
selected

Present participle
selecting

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Select is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you select something, you choose it.
    Students follow a general course in their first year, and in the final year they select one of three specialist areas of study.
    It wouldn't be too difficult to make the computer select for vague general features like, say, tall-thinness or short-fatness.

Adjective[change]

Positive
select

Comparative
more select

Superlative
most select

  1. If something is select it is special in a good way—high quality.
    His skill and efforts took him into the select group of men who have scored over 50 League goals for our club.

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