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"
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"
- These oxen are marked out for slaughter.
- It's impossible to pick out only one pair of shoes.
- It's easy to pick him out in a crowd because he is very tall.
- The captain said that he could make out a house on the shore.