Elect meaning

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To select by vote for an office or for membership.

Elected her club president.

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To select by divine will for salvation. Used of God.
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To decide, especially by preference.

Elected to take the summer off.

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One selected by divine will for salvation.
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Chosen deliberately; singled out.

An elect group of advisers.

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An exclusive group of people. Used with the:

One of the elect who have power inside the government.

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To pick out; select.

Elect an art course.

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An elect is defined as a person who is chosen.

An example of an elect is a senator.

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Elect means to choose, especially to vote for a person for office.

An example of elect is to cast a vote in the student council election.

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The definition of elect is chosen, but not necessarily acting in the position yet.

An example of elect used as an adjective is in the phrase "president-elect," which means the person chosen for president before he officially takes office.

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Chosen; given preference.
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Elected but not yet installed in office.

The mayor-elect.

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(theol.) Chosen by God for salvation and eternal life.
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A person who is elect.
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To select for some office by voting.
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To choose; select.

We elected to stay.

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(theol.) To choose for eternal salvation.
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To make a choice; choose.
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One chosen or set apart.
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(uncountable, theology) In Calvinist theology, one foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies, someone chosen by God for salvation.
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To choose or make a decision (to do something)
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To choose (a candidate) in an election.
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(used only after the noun) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.

He is the President-elect.

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Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
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Used after a title to indicate the person who has been elected to hold the title before officially taking the position.
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Selected by divine will for salvation.
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One that is chosen or selected.
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the elect
  • persons belonging to a specially privileged group
  • those chosen by God for salvation and eternal life
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the elect

Origin of elect

  • Middle English electen from Latin ēligere ēlēct- to select ē-, ex- ex- legere to choose leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin electus, past participle of eligere (“to pick out, choose, elect”), from e- (“out”) + legere (“to pick out, pick, gather, collect, etc.”); see legend.

    From Wiktionary

  • Cognate to eclectic, which is via Ancient Greek rather than Latin, hence prefix ἐκ (ek), rather than e- (from ex).

    From Wiktionary

  • From elect

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