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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