1. [ verb ] pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Synonyms: choose select take

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Related terms: decide adopt vote elect pick specify assign draw elect single_out sift vote_in nominate side sieve field cream_off cull_out screen sieve_out go dial think_of excerpt empanel choice
2. [ verb ] detect with the senses
Synonyms: recognize make_out discern distinguish tell_apart recognise

"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

Related terms: resolve discriminate discernment perceive
Similar spelling:   pig_out