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elect - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'elect' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Elect [ a.]
- 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.
2 . Elect [ n.]
- One chosen or set apart.
- Those who are chosen for salvation.
3 . Elect [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'elect' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . elect [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an exclusive group of people
Example in sentence:
  • one of the elect who have power inside the government
2 . elect [ v]
Meaning (2):
- choose
Example in sentence:
  • I elected to have my funds deposited automatically
Meaning (3):
- select by a vote for an office or membership
Example in sentence:
  • We elected him chairman of the board
4 . elect [ s]
Meaning (4):
- selected as the best
Example in sentence:
  • an elect circle of artists;
  • elite colleges
Meaning (5):
- elected but not yet installed in office
Example in sentence:
  • the president elect