select (someone or something) for (something)

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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 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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