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Definitions of elect

  1. an exclusive group of people; " one of the elect who have power inside the government"
  2. select by a vote for an office or membership; " We elected him chairman of the board"
  3. selected as the best; " an elect circle of artists"; " elite colleges"
  4. choose; " I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
  5. elected but not yet installed in office; " the president elect"
  6. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
  7. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.
  8. One chosen or set apart.
  9. Those who are chosen for salvation.
  10. To pick out; to select; to choose.
  11. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
  12. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
  13. To choose for any office or use; choose by ballot; select from a number.
  14. Chosen for office but not yet in charge; as, the president elect; taken in preference.
  15. Those chosen to eternal life by divine sovereignty.
  16. To choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote.
  17. Chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it.
  18. Chosen; selected for an office, but not yet holding it.
  19. One chosen.
  20. To select; choose by vote.
  21. To choose by vote; select; appoint to salvation.
  22. Elected, as to office.
  23. Chosen of God for salvation; of saintly character.
  24. A person or persons elected, favored, or preferred.
  25. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more; chosen for an office, but not installed; chosen to salvation.
  26. One chosen or set apart; one chosen to salvation.
  27. To pick out; to select for an office or employment; to select by vote; to choose; to designate, choose, or select as an object of mercy or favour.
  28. To choose or select for an office; to pick out or select for a use or purpose; to select from two or more that which is preferred- as, I elect to go to this or that place; to choose as an object of mercy or favour.
  29. Chosen; chosen but not invested with office.
  30. Those chosen or selected to eternal life.
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Usage examples for elect

  1. The lively girl left the dining apartment, and her husband- elect, studying the pictures to which Philippa had objected. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  2. When the voters elect a man leader, they make a sort of a contract with him. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  3. No, General; in the first place, I am not one of any elect. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  4. And if the people want to keep it out of them, I suppose they will elect Abraham Lincoln. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  5. " You must elect some course of action, and that with the least possible delay," said Mr. Delancy. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  6. " It is so rare with us for a gentleman to go into politics, that we ought to do everything we can to elect him," Mrs. Pomfret went about declaring. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  7. And now that it's going to be printed, and Joseph can begin to gather in the elect very soon, and now that baby's come-" Emma stopped again; the last domestic detail seemed to involve her mind in such meshes of bliss that she lost sight of the end of her sentence. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  8. Then follows the suggestion that the people of the United States elect a body of persons equal in number to one- third of the Senate and that the President be chosen from among this body by lot. – John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Edward S. Corwin
  9. Though if they keep at it, and really convince the voters who can be convinced by such arguments, that I am what they call me, they'll elect me." – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  10. Suppose they elect a Yankee President? – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  11. Have you forgotten, then, our compact, or do you simply elect to ignore it? – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  12. It lay with the church to elect them. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  13. Of course he disliked every touch with such a person; but since his mother found it beneath her dignity to attend these meetings, he must protect his bride- elect. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  14. " If they don't, you fellows may elect him. – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  15. Whatever is said of Jews as the chosen and elect people is intended to show us a principle which must be applied to others. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  16. He may elect his own father. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  17. Thus she might elect to refuse to marry or decide to mourn him for four or five years, which for all practical purposes would be just as bad. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
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