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pick out

 
Verb pick out has 2 senses
  1. choose, take, select, pick out - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
    --1 is one way to decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Sample sentence:
    They pick out him to write the letter
  2. recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart - detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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