Elect definitions

ĭ-lĕkt'
Chosen deliberately; singled out.

An elect group of advisers.

adjective
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Selected by divine will for salvation.
adjective
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One that is chosen or selected.
noun
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One selected by divine will for salvation.
noun
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An exclusive group of people. Used with the:

One of the elect who have power inside the government.

noun
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To select by vote for an office or for membership.

Elected her club president.

verb
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To pick out; select.

Elect an art course.

verb
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Chosen; given preference.
adjective
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To decide, especially by preference.

Elected to take the summer off.

verb
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Elected but not yet installed in office.

The mayor-elect.

adjective
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To select by divine will for salvation. Used of God.
verb
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Chosen by God for salvation and eternal life.
adjective
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A person who is elect.
noun
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To make a choice; choose.
verb
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To select for some office by voting.
verb
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To choose; select.

We elected to stay.

verb
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To choose for eternal salvation.
verb
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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.

adjective
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An elect is defined as a person who is chosen.

An example of an elect is a senator.

noun
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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.

verb
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One chosen or set apart.
noun
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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.

adjective
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(uncountable, theology) In Calvinist theology, one foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies, someone chosen by God for salvation.
noun
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Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
adjective
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Elected but not yet installed. Often used in combination.

The governor-elect.

adjective
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Chosen for marriage. Often used in combination.

The bride-elect.

adjective
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To choose or make a decision (to do something)
verb
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To choose (a candidate) in an election.
verb
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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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Origin of elect

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.