preselect

verb
pre·se·lect | \ˌprē-sə-ˈlekt \
preselected; preselecting; preselects

Definition of preselect 

transitive verb

: to choose in advance usually on the basis of a particular criterion

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Other Words from preselect

preselection \ˌprē-sə-ˈlek-shən \ noun

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French candidates must be preselected by the Culture Ministry before being passed on to Unesco for review. Claire Mufson, New York Times, "Paris Bistros Became Symbols of Resilience. But Are They Unesco Worthy?," 16 June 2018 French candidates must be preselected by the Culture Ministry before being passed on to UNESCO for review. Claire Mufson, BostonGlobe.com, "Bistros are the life of Paris, but are they UNESCO worthy?," 16 June 2018 In theory, this genetic fingerprint could be used to preselect patients who would respond to T-cell therapy, and screen out those who should not undergo the costly, complex process. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Penn study points to why T-cell therapy fails in some patients," 30 Apr. 2018 The event begins with a reception and auction, followed by a presentation of next season’s five preselected shows, as well as an additional final five plays under consideration. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of April 8," 5 Apr. 2018 In judicial elections in December, a majority of Bolivians voiced their anger at the government by nullifying their ballots rather than picking from a list of judges that had been preselected by leftists. Nicholas Casey, New York Times, "Bolivia Tells President His Time Is Up. He Isn’t Listening.," 28 Jan. 2018 The MyPark app allows users to preselect and reserve their own parking spots at Dadeland Mall. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Parking in Miami is big business but still a bargain | Miami Herald," 5 Nov. 2017 There will be 10 contestants preselected through an audition process. Howard County Times, "Howard County Fair offers a mix of old and new events [Lisbon/Woodbine]," 3 Aug. 2017 In court papers, police noted that the group DisruptJ20 was well organized, had publicly threatened to shut down the presidential inauguration using violent means, and had preselected a core group of people willing to be arrested. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Denver defense attorney leads lawsuit alleging Washington, D.C. police trapped, then arrested Inauguration Day protesters," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of preselect

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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