What is another word for pick?

Need synonyms for pick? Here's a list of similar words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Verb
To choose or select
more ❯
“Being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity.”
Verb
To appoint a person in a given role or position
“Moyes defended the club's decision to pick him as manager.”
Verb
To pluck or harvest flowers, fruits, or vegetables
more ❯
“Both plaintiffs went to a playground to swim, but when they discovered the pool was closed, decided to pick cherries from the defendant's tree instead.”
Verb
To take small bites or nibbles at or out of
“The only time she would come out would be to eat, and then she would only pick at her food.”
Verb
To break into something closed or locked
“Jenna pulled out a piece of wire from her pocket and started to pick at the lock.”
Verb
To pluck the strings of (a guitar or banjo)
“The job of the right hand is to strum, pluck or pick the strings of the guitar, creating the sound and rhythm.”
Verb
To cause or incite a fight or confrontation
more ❯
“The military stalemate was driving him crazy, so he decided to pick a fight with the Philistines.”
Verb
To pierce, especially with repeated strikes
more ❯
“If such an area has splintered, attempt to pull a piece off, or use a screwdriver to poke and pick at the wood.”
Verb
To remove from a particular place
Verb
Catch hold of and pull quickly
Verb
To dig up (plants or root vegetables)
Verb
To hire (somebody) for work or a job
Verb
To scrape or scratch powerfully with hands or claws
Verb
Argue or raise objections about a trivial matter
more ❯
Verb
(of fish or poultry) To remove the innards of
Verb
To try to figure out through estimation or hypothesis
more ❯
Verb
Arrange systematically in groups
more ❯
Verb
To hit or attack (someone) very violently
more ❯
Noun
A tool used for digging
“A well was made by digging a hole in the ground with a pick and shovel.”
Noun
A tool for unlocking a lock without the original key
“MacGyver would successfully fashion a pick from some scraps in the room, which he subsequently used to unlock the door.”
Noun
The best or most desirable among a category, kind or class
more ❯
“These kids are the pick of the junior athletes in our country.”
Noun
An act of selecting something from a number of alternatives, or that which has been selected
“The audience will also get the chance to select their favorite pick for the viewer's choice award.”
Noun
A range of options, or the right or ability to choose from them
more ❯
“You have your pick of short-term or long-term bonds, safe-and-simple, or risky with-high-return potential.”
Noun
A hard or repeated hit or strike
more ❯
Noun
A person or thing that is one's choice to go to (for some purpose)
Noun
Ice hammer
Noun
Guitar pick
Noun
A set of different things of the same general type
more ❯
Noun
(basketball) A tactic in which a player blocks a defender from reaching a teammate
Noun
A long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking
Noun
One expected to win in a competition
Adjective
Outstanding in standard or quality
more ❯
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
4-letter Words Starting With
Find Synonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021