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. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.
  9. One chosen or set apart.
  10. Those who are chosen for salvation.
  11. To pick out; to select; to choose.
  12. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
  13. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
  14. To choose for any office or use; choose by ballot; select from a number.
  15. Chosen for office but not yet in charge; as, the president elect; taken in preference.
  16. Those chosen to eternal life by divine sovereignty.
  17. To choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote.
  18. Chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it.
  19. Chosen; selected for an office, but not yet holding it.
  20. One chosen.
  21. To select; choose by vote.
  22. To choose by vote; select; appoint to salvation.
  23. Elected, as to office.
  24. Chosen of God for salvation; of saintly character.
  25. A person or persons elected, favored, or preferred.
  26. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more; chosen for an office, but not installed; chosen to salvation.
  27. One chosen or set apart; one chosen to salvation.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Chosen; chosen but not invested with office.
  31. Those chosen or selected to eternal life.

Quotes of elect

  1. I'm not afraid to swing the bat. If they elect to pitch to me, I'm going to swing. I'm not as picky as Mr. Sheffield. I'll swing at something over my head. – Bobby Bonilla
  2. The franchise itself gives no real power, unless accompanied by the right on the part of all the possessors of it to elect something like an equal number of representatives. – John Bright
  3. I believe we will elect a new President in 2012. – Newt Gingrich
  4. Do we elect a man because of what he stands for, because of where he stands on the issues, because how he makes the nation feel? – Peter Jennings
  5. I guess the President says the majority of the people didn't elect him, he doesn't have to listen to 'em anyway. – Star Jones
  6. There was a president imposed by Syria. Our battle... is to have a Lebanese president that we elect – Walid Jumblatt
  7. I don't think the American people, if you look historically, elect angry candidates. – Ken Mehlman
  8. The best thing going for us is Al Gore. I cannot conceive how the American people could elect him. On the other hand, I couldn't conceive how they could elect a Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton- especially Clinton in '96. – Lyn Nofziger
  9. I elect to stay on the soil of which I was born and on the plot of ground which I have fairly bought and honestly paid for. Don't advise me to leave, and don't add insult to injury by telling me it's for my own good; of that I am to be the judge. – Robert Purvis
  10. I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there. – Maureen Reagan
  11. You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect – Ernest Renan
  12. There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law. – Pat Robertson
  13. We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them. – Mark Skousen

Usage examples for elect

  1. Have you forgotten, then, our compact, or do you simply elect to ignore it? – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. And if the people want to keep it out of them, I suppose they will elect Abraham Lincoln. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. No, General; in the first place, I am not one of any elect – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  7. Suppose they elect a Yankee President? – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. " Only the elect are of the Church," said Goode. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. " If they don't, you fellows may elect him. – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  10. He may elect his own father. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  11. One day some conversation passed between Connal and his father- in- law elect as he now always called him, upon his future plans of life. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  12. " 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. " You must elect some course of action, and that with the least possible delay," said Mr. Delancy. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  18. These fifteen or twenty men who have gotten up the scheme, meet and elect themselves directors, and are then ready for action. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  19. It lay with the church to elect them. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  20. When the voters elect a man leader, they make a sort of a contract with him. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt

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