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Definitions of elect

  1. To pick out; to select; to choose. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To choose for any office or use; choose by ballot; select from a number. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To select; choose by vote. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To choose by vote; select; appoint to salvation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To pick out; to select for an office or employment; to select by vote; to choose; to designate, choose, or select as an object of mercy or favour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To choose or select for an office; to pick out or select for a use or purpose; to select from two or more that which is preferred-as, I elect to go to this or that place; to choose as an object of mercy or favour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. One chosen or set apart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Those who are chosen for salvation. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Those chosen to eternal life by divine sovereignty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. One chosen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A person or persons elected, favored, or preferred. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. One chosen or set apart; one chosen to salvation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Those chosen or selected to eternal life. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. elected but not yet installed in office; "the president elect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Chosen for office but not yet in charge; as, the president elect; taken in preference. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Chosen; selected for an office, but not yet holding it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Elected, as to office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Chosen of God for salvation; of saintly character. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more; chosen for an office, but not installed; chosen to salvation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Chosen; chosen but not invested with office. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for elect

  1. The lively girl left the dining apartment, and her husband- elect studying the pictures to which Philippa had objected. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  2. When the voters elect a man leader, they make a sort of a contract with him. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
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