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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.
Translations of “elect”
in Korean 선출하다…
in Arabic يَنْتَخِب…
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 Spanish elegir, decidir…
in Portuguese eleger, escolher…
in German wählen…
in Catalan elegir…
in Japanese (人)を選ぶ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选举,推选…
(Definition of elect verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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