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select (someone or something) as (something)

To choose or elect someone or something to be or become some particular thing. Often used in passive constructions. We unanimously selected her as the head of the tribunal. Though there were a lot of great films this year, we've selected this one as the best of the year. He was selected as the new ambassador for the United States at the summit.
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select (someone or something) for (something)

1. To choose someone or something on behalf or for the benefit of someone else. My girlfriend doesn't wear any jewelry, so selecting the perfect engagement ring for her is going to be really tricky. The boss asked me to select a new computer monitor for him.
2. To choose someone or something for some particular purpose or function. I was tasked with selecting guests for the discussion panel we would be hosting. We need to select a theme for our new ad campaign.
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select from (something)

1. To make a choice or selection from a particular group of people or things. Every year we have to select from a wide pool of applicants, so we have to stick very strictly to the criteria of admission. Come to our shop and select from a wide range of delectable baked goods.
2. To choose or single out a particular person or thing from a group of others. It's hard to select a single dish from such a huge menu. We'll be selecting one person from the school to represent us at the national spelling bee.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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