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.