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elect

verb  /ɪˈlekt/ us  
to decide on or choose, esp. to choose a person for a particular job by voting: [T] We elect representatives every two years. [T] She was elected to the board of directors. [+ to infinitive] He was invited to join them at the concert, but he elected to stay home and watch the ballgame.

elect

adjective [only after n, not gradable]  /ɪˈlekt/ us  
(of a person) who has won a vote but not yet taken office: the president-elect
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