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verb (used with object)
to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
verb (used without object)
to make a choice; pick.
chosen in preference to another or others; selected.
Synonyms: preferred.
choice; of special value or excellence.
careful or fastidious in selecting; discriminating.
carefully or fastidiously chosen; exclusive:
a select group of friends.
to choose (someone or something) in preference to another or others
Also selected. chosen in preference to another or others
of particular quality or excellence
limited as to membership or entry: a select gathering
careful in making a choice


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