Se·lect, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Selected; p. pr. & vb. n. Selecting.] To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal. “One peculiar nation to select.”
The pious chief . . .
A hundred youths from all his train selects. --Dryden.