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Verb: elect  i'lekt
  1. Select by a vote for an office or membership
    "We elected him chairman of the board"
  2. Choose
    "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
Noun: elect  i'lekt
  1. An exclusive group of people
    "one of the elect who have power inside the government";
    - chosen
Adjective: elect  i'lekt
  1. Selected as the best
    "an elect circle of artists";
    - elite, √©lite [Brit]
  2. Elected but not yet installed in office
    "the president elect"

Derived forms: elected, elects, electing

See also: incoming, selected

Type of: choose, elite, √©lite [Brit], elite group, pick out, select, take

Encyclopedia: Elect