elect

elect
e|lect1 W3S2 [ıˈlekt] v [T usually passive]
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: electus, past participle of eligere 'to choose']
1.) to choose someone for an official position by voting
the country's first democratically elected government
a new method for electing the leader of the party
elect sb to sth
He was elected to a US state governorship.
elect sb (as) president/leader/mayor etc
In 1768, John Wilkes was elected as their Member of Parliament.
2.) elect to do sth
formal to choose to do something
You can elect to delete the message or save it.
elect 2
elect2 adj
president-elect/governor-elect/prime minister-elect etc
the person who has been elected as president etc, but who has not yet officially started their job

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Elect — • Denotes in general one chosen or taken by preference from among two or more; as a theological term it is equivalent to chosen as the object of mercy or Divine favour, as set apart for eternal life Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Elect — E*lect , a. [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See {Legend}, and cf. {Elite}, {Eclectic}.] 1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. Colors quaint elect. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) Chosen as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elect — vt 1: to select by vote for an office, position, or membership 2: to make a selection of elect ed her statutory share over the gift under the will vi: to choose an elective share the right of a spouse to elect against the will …   Law dictionary

  • elect — [ē lekt′, ilekt′] adj. [ME < L electus, pp. of eligere, to pick out, choose < e , out + legere, to pick, choose: see LOGIC] 1. chosen; given preference 2. elected but not yet installed in office: usually used in combination [the mayor… …   English World dictionary

  • Elect — E*lect , n. 1. One chosen or set apart. [1913 Webster] Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. xlii. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Theol.) Those who are chosen for salvation. [1913 Webster] Shall not God avenge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elect — E*lect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Electing}.] 1. To pick out; to select; to choose. [1913 Webster] The deputy elected by the Lord. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -elect — suffix ► used after the title of an official job to refer to someone who has been chosen by vote to do that job, but who has not yet started doing it: »Mr Theroux is chairman elect of the Promotion Marketing Association. → Compare DESIGNATE(Cf.… …   Financial and business terms

  • elect — adj picked, *select, exclusive Analogous words: *choice, exquisite, rare: selected, preferred, chosen, singled out (see CHOOSE): redeemed, saved, delivered (see RESCUE vb) Antonyms: reprobate (in theology) Contrasted words: rejected, repudiated,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • elect — ► VERB 1) choose (someone) to hold public office or another position by voting. 2) opt for or choose to do something. ► ADJECTIVE 1) chosen or singled out. 2) elected to a position but not yet in office: the President Elect. DERIVATIVES electable …   English terms dictionary

  • Elect — Elect., Abbreviatur auf Recepten: Electuarium …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ELECT — ELECT., сокращение лат. слова electua rium кашка, употребляемое в рецепте …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

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