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shortlist (v.)

"to place (someone) on the 'short list' " for advancement or preferment, 1955, from short list (n.) in this sense, which is attested by 1927.

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Definitions of shortlist from WordNet
1
shortlist (v.)
put someone or something on a short list;
2
shortlist (n.)
a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen;
Synonyms: short list
From wordnet.princeton.edu