Definitions for ELECTɪˈlɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chosen, elect(adj)

    an exclusive group of people

    "one of the elect who have power inside the government"

  2. elect, elite(adj)

    selected as the best

    "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"

  3. elect(ip)(verb)

    elected but not yet installed in office

    "the president elect"

  4. elect(verb)

    select by a vote for an office or membership

    "We elected him chairman of the board"

  5. elect(verb)


    "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"


  1. elect(Noun)

    In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.

  2. elect(Verb)

    To choose or make a decision (to do something)

  3. elect(Verb)

    To choose (a candidate) in an election

  4. elect(Adjective)

    Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.

    He is the President-elect.

  5. Origin: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elect(adj)

    chosen; taken by preference from among two or more

  2. Elect(adj)

    chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life

  3. Elect(adj)

    chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect

  4. Elect(noun)

    one chosen or set apart

  5. Elect(noun)

    those who are chosen for salvation

  6. Elect(verb)

    to pick out; to select; to choose

  7. Elect(verb)

    to select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor

  8. Elect(verb)

    to designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor

  9. Origin: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ELECT' in Verbs Frequency: #396

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Feaver:

    I think the adult candidates have an opportunity, this is why we elect serious leaders.

  2. Rick Santorum:

    I think you elect the person to be president, we've had bachelors before in the White House.

  3. Executive Jamie Dimon:

    If we want people in Washington to collaborate, let's elect people who are going to collaborate.

  4. Erma Bombeck:

    It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job.

  5. John Kasich:

    We've got to wake up. We can't elect somebody who doesn't know how to do the job, you gotta pick somebody who has experience.

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