select from (something)

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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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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 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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We seldom have a civilian Defense chief but I imagine that any president would select someone from the military.
'We just want our voice to be heard and the party's leadership to take notice,' Mohmand said, adding, 'if they were already prepared not to select someone from 32 candidates, why did they collect Rs2 million as party funds [for submitting documents for a ticket].'
If you need surgery, do you select someone from or go with the top-of-his-field specialist your internist recommends?
They select someone from earth to deliver the appropriate punishment for the crime perpetrators.
"It's easier to select someone from the Premiership but I have no problem picking someone from any league."