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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.]

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.]

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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. Staff Reince Priebus:

    President-elect Trump has been pretty clear.

  2. Orrin Hatch of Utah:

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

  3. Nikki Haley:

    If we elect Marco Rubio, every day will be a great day in America.

  4. Joe Gruters:

    It’s not unusual for Florida to elect these non-establishment guys.

  5. Richard Hines:

    We have a fighting chance to elect Corey Stewart and I suggest we do.

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