- to select for use or special consideration, illustration, etc, as from a group
- to distinguish (an object from its surroundings), as in painting ⇒
she picked out the woodwork in white
- to perceive or recognize (a person or thing previously obscured) ⇒
we picked out his face among the crowd
- to distinguish (sense or meaning) from or as if from a mass of detail or complication
- to play (a tune) tentatively, by or as if by ear
Translations for 'pick out'
- British English: pick out If you can pick out something or someone, you recognize them when it is difficult to see them.With my binoculars, I pick out a figure a mile or so away.pɪk aʊt VERB
- Arabic: يَنْتَقِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: distinguir
- Chinese: 分辨出
- Croatian: prepoznati
- Czech: rozeznat rozeznávatve tmě
- Danish: udvælge
- Dutch: herkennen
- European Spanish: reconocerescoger
- Finnish: havaita
- French: sélectionner
- German: aussuchen
- Greek: ξεχωρίζω
- Italian: individuare
- Japanese: 選ぶ
- Korean: 골라내다
- Norwegian: velge ut
- Polish: wybrać wybierać
- Portuguese: distinguir
- Romanian: a distinge
- Russian: различать
- Spanish: distinguir
- Swedish: välja ut
- Thai: จำได้แม่น
- Turkish: seçmek
- Ukrainian: вибирати зібрати
- Vietnamese: nhận ra
Example Sentences Including 'pick out'
All you have to do to find the real you is read the ten questions here and pick out which answer fits you best.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
He should never have been allowed to get a cross in, let alone pick out Brazilian Edu, who gleefully turned the ball home.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Her eyes had adjusted to the murkiness, allowing her to pick out shapes from the darkness beyond.
In the morning we'll go through my coffers, pick out colours that become you.
Here Be Dragons
Janiak plans to walk the track with Ford so the two men can pick out the best possible ground for Takeover Target.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
The residents live in relative peace now, rebuilding their burnt-out homes as trained de-mining teams pick out the explosives around them.
The Australian (2004)
We have to remind ourselves that the continental shelves continue beyond the shorelines that we can pick out far below us.
THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
Without a moon, they would pick out the best stars, identifying the ones they could.
You can probably pick out three questions of which you can be certain that one will come up.
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