|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|