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1‘the important thing is to select the correct tool for the job’
choose, pick, hand-pick, single out, pick out, sort out, take, opt for, decide on, settle on, set, fix, fix on, adopt, determine, designate, name, nominate, appoint, elect, specify, stipulate, prefer, favour
1‘a small and select group of SAS members’
choice, hand-picked, carefully chosen, prime, first-rate, first-class, high-grade, grade A, superior, finest, best, high-quality, top-quality, top-class, A-list, supreme, superb, excellent, rare, prize, prize-winning, award-winning
British top of the range
US top of the line
informal tip-top, A1, stellar, top-notch
2‘the concert was a very fashionable occasion with a select audience’
exclusive, elite, favoured, limited, rarefied, privileged, cliquish, private
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.