Definitions for ELECTɪˈlɛkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to choose or select by vote, as for an office:
to elect a mayor.
to determine in favor of (a method, course of action, etc.).
to choose (a course of study).
(of God) to select for divine mercy or favor, esp. for salvation.
(v.i.)to choose or select someone or something, as by voting.
(adj.)selected for an office, but not yet inducted (usu. used in combination):
select or choice:
an elect circle of artists.
chosen by God, esp. for eternal life.
(n.)the elect or elected, persons chosen or worthy to be chosen. a person or persons chosen by God, esp. for favor or salvation.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Religion
Origin of elect:
1250–1300; ME < L ēlēctus, ptp. of ēligere to select, pick out =ē-e - +-ligere, comb. form of legere to gather
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to vote sb into an official position
to elect a president; They elected her as their union representative.
to choose to
She elected to put all her money in the fund.
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
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ELECT' in Verbs Frequency: #396
Translations for ELECT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to choose by vote
He was elected chairman; elected to the committee.
- kies, verkoseAfrikaans
- elegerPortuguese (BR)
- با رای دادن انتخاب کردن؛ برگزیدنFarsi
- निर्वाचन करनाHindi
- velge (ut)Norwegian
- با رای دادن انتخاب کردن؛ برگزیدنPersian
- غوره كول، انتخابول، ټاكل (درايوپه واسطهPashto
- a alegeRomanian
- välja, utseSwedish
- 選舉Chinese (Trad.)
- обирати; вибиратиUkrainian
- انتخاب کرناUrdu
- bầu cửVietnamese
- 选举Chinese (Simp.)
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