What is another word for selects?

Pronunciation: [sɪlˈɛkts] (IPA)

Selects is a word that refers to the act of picking or choosing something from a larger group of options. Some synonyms for selects that convey a similar meaning include chooses, elects, picks, handpicks, opts for, decides on, and singles out. Other related terms that can be used interchangeably with selects include takes, nominates, designates, appoints, and earmarks. The exact synonym that best fits in a given context can depend on the tone, level of formality, and intended meaning of the sentence. Overall, synonyms for selects are useful for adding variety and precision to your writing.

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What are the hypernyms for Selects?

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Usage examples for Selects

To illustrate the state of mind of the Jerusalem Jews and Christ's mode of treating them, John selects the case of Nicodemus.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Silas selects a key from the collection he carries on his arm, and, once more calling upon Tug to hold the light, opens the door, and they all enter the wide hall.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
Mr. Browning next speaks of the three manuscript letters bound into the original book; selects one of these, written by the Count's advocate, de Archangelis, and gives it, first, in its actual contents, and next, in an imaginary postscript which we are to think of as destined for the recipient's private ear.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Selects

  • True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.
    Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
    William C. Bryant
  • Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
    John W. Foster
  • God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
    Austin O'Malley
  • The progress in Iraq is still fragile. And it could still be reversed. Iraq still faces innumerable challenges, and they will be evident during what will likely be a difficult process as the newly elected Council of Representatives selects the next prime minister, president, and speaker of the council.
    David Petraeus

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