select from

select from someone or something

to make a choice from a group of people or things. You will have to select from the people we have asked to interview with you today. They told me that I had to select from what you have in stock.
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select someone from something

to choose someone from a group of people. You will have to select a new secretary from the available pool of workers. I selected Ted from the applicants I had at the time.
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References in classic literature ?
If our neophyte, strong in the new-born love of antiquity, were to undertake to imitate what he had learnt to admire, it must be allowed he would act very injudiciously, if he were to select from the Glossary the obsolete words which it contains, and employ those exclusively of all phrases and vocables retained in modern days.
The company offers a daily valuation open architecture platform for 401k and retirement plan sponsors that also lets participants select from a menu of lifestyle choices comprised solely of ETFs.
6 automatically selects whether to use hiragana, katakana or kanji automatically, the end-user can purposely select from the three writing scripts by using specially designed voice commands.
Cunningham joins SELECT from Oracle's corporate headquarters in Redwood Shores, California where he was most recently Director of Product Marketing for their Designer/2000 product line.