the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
remove something that has been rejected
"cull the sick members of the herd"
pick, pluck, cull(verb)
look for and gather
"pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
fleece, foot, clean, nibble, hustle, pick, surcharge, beak, deplume, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, tweak, pull off, pull, roll, displume, find fault, tear, soak, plunk, blame, piece, break up, rob, peck, deplumate, pick off, plume, cull
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Prefer indicates a state of desire and approval; choose, an act of will. Prudence or generosity may lead one to choose what he does not prefer. Select implies a careful consideration of the reasons for preference and choice. Among objects so nearly alike that we have no reason to prefer any one to another we may simply choose the nearest, but we could not be said to select it. Aside from theology, elect is popularly confined to the political sense; as, a free people elect their own rulers. Cull, from the Latin colligere, commonly means to collect, as well as to select. In a garden we cull the choicest flowers.
Choose from or from among the number; choose out of the army; choose between (or betwixt) two; among many; choose for the purpose.
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Translations for cull
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- подбирам, избирамBulgarian
- pflücken, keulenGerman
- seleccionar, desechoSpanish
- [[vähentää]] [[kantaa]], poimiaFinnish
- cogliere, abbattimentoItalian
- tīpako, tīpaoMāori
- plukke ut, avskyte, plukkeNorwegian
- вы́членить, отстре́ливать, вычленя́ть, выбрако́вывать, отстрели́ть, забракова́ть, отобра́ть, бракова́ть, отбира́тьRussian
- plocka, skjuta avSwedish
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