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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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'This 'selected' budget should be withdrawn and a people-friendly one should be presented,' he said.
Last year total 95 students from Resonance got selected in the Second Stage of the International Olympiads, which has increased this year to 158 as per the results seen till date.
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Of these, 172 companies selected 90 percent coverage (down four from last year); 23 companies selected 45 percent coverage (down three from last year.) None selected 75 percent coverage.
The Reference Point identifies the point at which the selected item (in this case, a textbox) is located within the document based on the X and Y distances.
Officers with an approved voluntary retirement, those already selected for promotion or scheduled for mandatory retirement in fiscal 2007 or 2008 will not meet the board.
More than half of the twenty-five selected development teams are minority or women-owned businesses or not-for-profits.
DOD recently announced the eligibility determination period for the new TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) program, and as a result, every member of the Selected Reserve will now have the option to purchase their health coverage from TRICARE.
If the selected computers are behind a firewall, make sure you enable IP Protocol 47 (GRE) and TCP port 1723 in the firewall configuration.
A sub-question to this is: Do students improve their learning in objectives that are not specifically selected on self-designed individual/group learning contracts?
Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), a provider of data integration software, has announced that Select Comfort Corp, (NASDAQ: SCSS), a US bed retailer, has selected Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Edition.
Securities regulation; selected statutes, rules, and forms, 2005.
Anderson, Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, was selected to become the Commanding General of the United States Army Security Assistance Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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