US: /səˈɫɛkt/
UK: /sɪlˈɛkt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

select /si'lekt/
  • tính từ
    • được lựa chọn, có chọn lọc
    • kén chọn; dành riêng cho những người được kén chọn (hội, tổ chức...)
      • a select club: một câu lạc bộ dành riêng (cho hội viên được kén chọn)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) hay kén chọn, khó tính
    • ngoại động từ
      • lựa chọn, chọn lọc, tuyển lựa

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, adjective
    + verb
    ~ sb/sth (as / for sth)
    ~ sb/sth (from sth) to choose sb/sth, usually carefully, from a group of people or things: [VN] He hasn't been selected for the team. + All our hotels have been carefully selected for the excellent value they provide. + She was selected as the parliamentary candidate for Bath. + a randomly selected sample of 23 schools + selected poems of T.S. Eliot + This model is available at selected stores only. + Select 'New Mail' from the 'Send' menu. + She selected an apple from the fruit bowl. + It is important to select a software package that suits your requirements. + [VN to inf] Six theatre companies have been selected to take part in this year's festival. [also V wh-]
    + adjective
    1 [only before noun] carefully chosen as the best out of a larger group of people or things: a select wine list + Only a select few (= a small number of people) have been invited to the wedding.
    2 (of a society, club, place, etc.) used by people who have a lot of money or a high social position
    Synonym: EXCLUSIVE
    They live in a very select area. + a select club / restaurant

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 choose, pick, show (a) preference for, prefer, opt for, single out, hand-pick, distinguish:
    Select any two books from this pile. Anne was delighted to be selected from hundreds of candidates.
    2 selected, chosen, hand-picked, choice, special, preferred, preferable, favoured, favourite, exceptional, excellent, first-rate, first-class, superior, supreme, prime, better, best, finest, tiptop:
    We have set aside some of our select jewels for you to consider, Your Ladyship
    3 limited, restricted, restrictive, exclusive, privileged, élite, closed:
    He belongs to one of those select clubs that accept you only if your family can be traced back five hundred years.

    Collocation dictionary


    carefully, rigorously | specially | deliberately | arbitrarily, at random, randomly
    The winning entry will be selected at random by computer.
    | automatically
    The program automatically selects and stores the most frequently used data.
    | manually | personally


    allow sb to, enable sb to


    according to
    The design of the course allows students to select modules according to their interests.
    | for
    She has been selected for the England team.
    | from
    You can select goods from our catalogue.


    highly selected
    Although this was a very highly selected study group, the results were in agreement with our findings.
    | well selected
    This anthology is well selected and presented.

    Concise English dictionary

    +pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    +of superior grade
    +selected or chosen for special qualifications