Elect - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlekt|  American pronunciation of the word elect
Brit.  |ɪˈlɛkt|  British pronunciation of the word elect


- an exclusive group of people(syn: chosen)


- select by a vote for an office or membership
- choose


- selected as the best(syn: elite)
- elected but not yet installed in office


...this elect body of students represents the best that the nation's high schools have to offer...

...the members of this all-American team are the elect of collegiate football...

He hopes to be elected to the committee.

...I've elected to study French as my foreign language....

We should elect one of the suggested projects.

He was elected to a US state governorship.

In 1768, John Wilkes was elected as their Member of Parliament.

one of the elect who have power inside the government

We elected him chairman of the board

I elected to have my funds deposited automatically

You can elect to delete the message or save it.

After several years of Republican government, the pendulum will undoubtedly swing back and voters will elect a Democrat.

The purpose of this meeting is to elect a new chairman.

What if you elect me and I'll turn out a failure?

No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman

Word forms

I/you/we/they: elect
he/she/it: elects
present participle: electing
past tense: elected
past participle: elected
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