de·​se·​lect | \ˌdē-sə-ˈlekt \

Definition of deselect 

transitive verb

2 : to cause (something previously selected) to no longer be selected in a software interface deselect the songs you don't want to hear

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Examples of deselect in a Sentence

If you don't want the computer program to automatically correct your spelling, you will have to deselect that option. he'll deselect any plan that doesn't put him in total control

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The lowest fares will be highlighted in green: Just make sure to deselect Frontier and Spirit, as their flights come with extra fees. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to San Juan, Puerto Rico from $195 Round-Trip," 3 May 2018 But with Labour nudging ahead of the Tories in opinion polls, there is no appetite for a coup, and deselecting troublesome MPs is easier said than done. The Economist, "Master of (almost) all he surveysThe battle of ideas within the Labour Party," 1 Mar. 2018 The group has manpower, which some fear could be used to deselect troublesome MPs on the party’s right. The Economist, "Momentum, Labour’s rebel group, is becoming its ruling class," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of deselect

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of deselect

computers : to remove (something) from a list of choices especially by clicking with a computer mouse

politics : to choose not to have (a current member of Parliament) as a candidate again at the next election

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