self-se·lect • v. 1. choose for oneself: [tr.] participants were asked to self-select their titles, which were divided into executive and non-executive. 2. [intr.] determine one's own status with regard to membership in a group: the crowd self-selects because this isn't a club for the passing trade.• adj. allowing users to select: the chain decided to move condoms from the pharmacy counter to self-select stands.