Definitions for ELECTɪˈlɛkt
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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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'ELECT' in Verbs Frequency: #396
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think the adult candidates have an opportunity, this is why we elect serious leaders.
I think you elect the person to be president, we've had bachelors before in the White House.
If we want people in Washington to collaborate, let's elect people who are going to collaborate.
It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job.
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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Translations for ELECT
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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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