Elect



[ih-lekt] /ɪˈlɛkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to choose or select by vote, as for an office:
to elect a mayor.
Antonyms: reject.
2.
to determine in favor of (a method, course of action, etc.).
Antonyms: reject.
3.
to pick out; choose:
First-year students may elect French, Spanish, or German.
4.
Theology. (of God) to select for divine mercy or favor, especially for salvation.
verb (used without object)
5.
to choose or select someone or something, as by voting.
adjective
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selected, as for an office, but not yet inducted (usually used in combination following a noun):
the governor-elect.
7.
select or choice:
an elect circle of artists.
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Theology. chosen by God, especially for eternal life.
noun, the elect
9.
a person or the persons chosen or worthy to be chosen.
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Theology. a person or persons chosen by God, especially for favor or salvation.
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/ɪˈlɛkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) 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.
(transitive) (of God) to select or predestine for the grace of salvation
adjective
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(immediately postpositive) voted into office but not yet installed: the president elect
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(Christianity)

v.

early 15c., from Latin electus, past participle of eligere “to pick out, choose” (see election). Related: Elected; electing.
adj.

early 15c., from Latin electus, past participle of eligere (see election).
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