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elect

Definition of elect

Etymology

    < Latin electus, pp. of eligere ("to pick out, choose, elect") < e ("out") + legere ("to pick out, pick, gather, collect, etc."); see legend.

Pronunciation

Noun

elect (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) (theology) In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.

Antonyms

  • reprobate

Verb

to elect (third-person singular simple present elects, present participle electing, simple past and past participle elected)

  1. (transitive) To choose or make a decision (to do something)
  2. (transitive) To choose (a candidate) in an election

Related terms

  • election
  • elective
  • elite
  • select
  • selection
  • selective

Adjective

elect (not comparable)

  1. (used only after the noun) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.

    He is the President-elect.

    * 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 16
    She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect.

External links

  • elect in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • elect in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

References:

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