|select only the best||cherry-pick|
|abstruse, private, confidential; meant only for the initiated or the select few, restricted to initiates, secret||esoteric|
|act of separating; animals chosen to be butchered, choose, select; sift, separate, reduction of animal numbers, remove as worthless, remove from herd, something without value||cull|
|act of winnowing; device for winnowing grain, examine something to remove bad parts, process of winnowing, separate the grain from the chaff; separate the good from the bad; blow through; scatter; blow over; sift through, select the desirable parts, us...||winnow|
|adjust machinery or select output, control something, control something by rules or laws, govern, manage; adjust to a specific level or condition, make something regular||regulate|
|agree upon a time or place, give certain powers to trustee, nominate; designate, select somebody for position or job||appoint|
|appoint a deputy, appoint a representative; act as a deputy, act as a representative, be deputy, select deputy||deputize|
|appoint somebody, appoint someone (for a position, office, or honor); designate, select, enter horse for race, propose somebody||nominate|
|available only to a select group, enjoying special advantages, enjoying special rights not enjoyed by others; belonging to a group that enjoys special benefits or advantages, favored; confidential, restricted to a limited number of persons, honored or ...||privileged|
|best, choice, choose, select; pluck, pull out; tear out; peck, strike with a sharp instrument; pluck the strings of an instrument, play a stringed instrument, comb for curly hair, crop portion, device for plucking guitar strings, find fault, hoe, tool ...||pick|
|choose ahead of time, pick beforehand, select in advance, select somebody or something beforehand||preselect|
|choose somebody by vote, choose somebody for salvation, choose something, vote for; prefer, decide, chosen but not yet in office, chosen by God, chosen for office but not yet formally installed, decide to do something, people chosen by God, select group||elect|
|choose somebody or something carefully, pick by hand, select carefully, pick or harvest by hand||handpick|
|classified, confidential; clandestine, covert; hidden, latent, information not widely known, information that is confidential or classified; mystery, unexplained phenomenon; method or procedure that is known only by a select group of people, mysterious||secret|
|coded bid, conference; treaty; agreement; routine, custom, familiar device, formal agreement, gathering, meeting to select candidates, people attending formal meeting, usual way of doing things||convention|
|dealing with private affairs, for a select group, private and secret, classified, strictly private, suggesting a close relationship||confidential|
|decide from among range of options, make a deliberate decision, select, prefer, pick, make a choice||choose|
|distinct animal or plant, kind, sort, species, race, stock, pedigree, mate and produce young, produce nuclear fuel, produce or be produced, raise animals or plants, reproduce; raise animals; guide, nurture; cause, select animals or plants, somebody or ...||breed|
|earmark for dismissal, refuse financial services in area, select for removal, set limits, make restrictions, set rules which cannot be broken||redline|
|empanel, list people as possible jurors, put on a list for jury duty; choose a jury from a list of names, select a jury from a list||impanel|
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EUdict (European dictionary) is a collection of online dictionaries for the languages spoken mostly in Europe. These dictionaries are the result of the work of many authors who worked very hard and finally offered their product free of charge on the internet thus making it easier to all of us to communicate with each other. Some of the dictionaries have only a few thousand words, others have more than 320,000. Some of the words may be incorrectly translated or mistyped.
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