an exclusive group of people
"one of the elect who have power inside the government"
selected as the best
"an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"
elected but not yet installed in office
"the president elect"
select by a vote for an office or membership
"We elected him chairman of the board"
"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.
To choose or make a decision (to do something)
To choose (a candidate) in an election
Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
He is the President-elect.
Origin: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.
chosen; taken by preference from among two or more
chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life
chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect
one chosen or set apart
those who are chosen for salvation
to pick out; to select; to choose
to select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor
to designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor
Origin: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
e-lekt′, v.t. to choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote.—adj. chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it (almost always after the noun, as 'consul elect').—n. one chosen or set apart.—n. Elec′tion, the act of electing or choosing: the public choice of a person for office, usually by the votes of a constituent body: freewill: (theol.) the exercise of God's sovereign will in the predetermination of certain persons to salvation: (B.) those who are elected.—v.i. Electioneer′, to labour to secure the election of a candidate.—n. Electioneer′er.—n. and adj. Electioneer′ing, the soliciting of votes and other business of an election.—adj. Elect′ive, pertaining to, dependent on, or exerting the power of choice.—adv. Elect′ively.—ns. Electiv′ity; Elect′or, one who elects: one who has a vote at an election: the title formerly belonging to those princes and archbishops of the German Empire who had the right to elect the Emperor:—fem. Elect′ress, Elect′oress.—adjs. Elect′oral, Electō′rial, pertaining to elections or to electors: consisting of electors.—ns. Elect′orate, the dignity or the territory of an elector: the body of electors; Elect′orship.—The elect (theol.), those chosen by God for salvation. [L. e, out, legĕre, to choose.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'ELECT' in Verbs Frequency: #396
The numerical value of ELECT in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ELECT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making
at Prusianum, as the other (estate) is called, (the young) Tonantius and his brothers turned out of their beds for us because we could not be always dragging our gear about: they are surely the elect among the nobles of our own age
We are going to play a bigger role than we have ever played, there is going to be a level of excitement for our Emily's List community and from women and men around the country to elect the first women president and, more importantly, to elect the right person.
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- избран, решавам, спирам се на, избирамBulgarian
- wählen, gewählt, entscheidenGerman
- valita, tuleva, päättää, vastavalittuFinnish
- choisir, élu, décider, élireFrench
- taghScottish Gaelic
- teih, reihManx
- 選ぶ, 選挙Japanese
- valtNorwegian Nynorsk
- postanowić, wybieraćPolish
- eleito, elegerPortuguese
- alege, hotărîRomanian
- выбирать, выбрать, избирать, избрать, избранныйRussian
- välja, valdSwedish
- tân cửVietnamese
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