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  1. e·lect
    IPA[əˈlekt]
  2. verb

    • 1. choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting:

      the members who were elected to the committee they elected him leader
    • 2. opt for or choose to do something:

      freshman year you could elect Industrial Arts more people elected to work at home
    • 3. (of God) choose (someone) in preference to others for salvation.

    adjective

    • 1. (of a person) chosen or singled out.

    • 2. chosen by God for salvation:

      the elect group of saints which was predestined for heaven
    • 3. elected to or chosen for a position but not yet in office:

      the president elect

    plural

    • 1. people who are chosen or singled out:

      one of the century's elect
    • 2. the people chosen by God for salvation:

      success was a sign that they were one of the elect
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: elect, 3rd person present: elects, gerund or present participle: electing, past tense: elected, past participle: elected

    • verb

      choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting:

      (of God) choose (someone) in preference to others for salvation.

    • adjective

      (of a person) chosen or singled out.

      chosen by God for salvation:

    • plural

      people who are chosen or singled out:

      the people chosen by God for salvation:

    • noun

      a person who has been elected president but has not yet taken up office:
    • verb

      elect (someone) to a further term of office:
    • verb

      elect (someone) to a further term of office:
    • verb

      (at Oxford and Cambridge Universities) elect (someone) to a post before the time they take up the appointment:
    • noun

      a person who has been elected president but has not yet taken up office:
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