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English definition of “elect”

elect

verb    /ɪˈlekt/
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.
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