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elect

verb [T]     /ɪˈlekt/
to choose a person to do a particular job by voting: elect sb as sth He was elected unanimously as Chairman.elect sb to sth In 2006, she was elected to the board of directors before taking over as president in 2009.elect sb sth He was elected executive vice president and chief financial officer. a democratically/newly/recently elected official
elect to do sth formal to choose to do a particular thing: The building society elected to become a stock market company in 2008.
(Definition of elect verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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