What does elect mean?

Definitions for elect
ɪˈlɛktelect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chosen, electadjective

    an exclusive group of people

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

  2. elect, eliteadjective

    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. electverb

    select by a vote for an office or membership

    "We elected him chairman of the board"

  5. electverb

    choose

    "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"

Wiktionary

  1. electnoun

    In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.

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

  2. electverb

    To choose or make a decision (to do something)

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

  3. electverb

    To choose (a candidate) in an election

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

  4. electadjective

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

    He is the President-elect.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electadjective

    chosen; taken by preference from among two or more

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

  2. Electadjective

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

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

  3. Electadjective

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

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

  4. Electnoun

    one chosen or set apart

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

  5. Electnoun

    those who are chosen for salvation

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

  6. Electverb

    to pick out; to select; to choose

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

  7. Electverb

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

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

  8. Electverb

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elect

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. elect

    To choose by a vote.

    They did elect the local candidate that best reflects their collective choice.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of elect in a Sentence

  1. Orrin Hatch of Utah:

    If he's our nominee, I'll do everything I can to elect him.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    I hear lots of people say that maybe it's time for America to elect a woman, if America is going to elect a woman, we need a woman who could actually have the qualifications to ascend to the presidency. A woman that the American people can trust, a woman that American people can believe in, and guess what there's only woman for president that meets that criteria, and that woman is a Republican.

  3. Kellyanne Conway:

    We have complicated relations with Russia. We have for decades as the United States, president-elect has made it clear that he is willing to work with countries who want to work on big solutions together.

  4. Senator Alexander:

    My experience is Tennesseans didn't elect me to tell them how to vote.

  5. Caleb Burns:

    Jared Kushner has done everything Jared Kushner’s required to do and more. Jared Kushner’s simply required to recuse Jared Kushner from any decision that would have a ‘ direct and predictable ’ impact on Jared Kushner financial holdings, they're cloaking political issues in legal garb. The transition team said Jared Kushner will work closely with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon to execute President-elect Trump’s agenda.

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