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elect

  

      vb  
1    tr   to choose (someone) to be (a representative or a public official) by voting  
they elected him Mayor     
2    to select; choose  
to elect to die rather than surrender     
3    tr   (of God) to select or predestine for the grace of salvation  
      adj  
4    immediately postpositive   voted into office but not yet installed  
the president elect     
5   
a    chosen or choice; selected or elite  
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the elect     
6      (Christianity)  
a    selected or predestined by God to receive salvation; chosen  
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the elect     
     (C15: from Latin eligere to select, from legere to choose)  
  electable      adj  


elect.   , elec.  
      abbrev. for  
1    electric(al)  
2    electricity  
president-elect  
      n   a person who has been elected president but has not yet entered office  
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elect

  
1   
      vb   appoint, choose, decide upon, designate, determine, opt for, pick, pick out, prefer, select, settle on, vote  
2   
      adj   choice, chosen, elite, hand-picked, picked, preferred, select, selected  

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elect., elect., elector, electro

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