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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.
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.
select someone or something as something
to choose someone or something to be something. The voters selected Alice as the county treasurer. We selected Acme as our main distributor.
select someone or something for someone or something
to choose someone or something for the benefit of someone or something. You need a helper, so I will select someone for you. Jane selected a car for her husband.