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elect

verb [T] uk   us   /ɪˈlekt/
B2 to decide on or choose, especially to choose a person for a particular job, by voting: The President is elected for a four-year term of office. [+ as + noun] We elected him as our representative. [+ noun] She was elected Chair of the Board of Governors. [+ to infinitive] The group elected one of their members to be their spokesperson.elect to do sth formal to choose to do a particular thing: She elected to take early retirement instead of moving to the new location.
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electable
adjective uk   us   /ɪˈlek.tə.bl̩/
Clinton's youthful image made him an extremely electable candidate.

elect

noun [plural] uk   us   /ɪˈlekt/
the elect formal in the Bible, people who are chosen by God humorous any group of people who have been specially chosen for their particular qualities

elect

adj [after noun] /-ɪ.lekt/
president elect, prime minister elect, etc. the person who has been voted to be president, prime minister, etc. but has not yet started work: The president elect has been preparing to take office in January.
Translations of “elect”
in Arabic يَنْتَخِب…
in Korean 선출하다…
in Malaysian dipilih, pilih…
in French élire, choisir de faire qqch.…
in Turkish oylamayla seçmek…
in Italian eleggere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選舉,推選…
in Russian избирать, выбирать…
in Polish wybierać…
in Vietnamese bầu cử, chọn…
in Spanish elegir, decidir…
in Portuguese eleger, escolher…
in Thai เลือกตั้ง, เลือก…
in German wählen…
in Catalan elegir…
in Japanese (人)を選ぶ…
in Indonesian memilih, lebih suka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选举,推选…
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