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elect

verb
 
 
/ɪˈlekt/
B2 [T] to choose someone for a particular job or position by voting: [often passive] She was elected to the US Senate in 2004. He was elected president in 2008.ElectionsTaking and choosing
elect to do sth formal to choose to do something: The child elected to stay with his mother. →  See also re-elect Taking and choosing
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…
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