select (someone or something) as (something)

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