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elect

verb  us   /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.

elect

adjective [only after n, not gradable]  us   /ɪˈlekt/
(of a person) who has won a vote but not yet taken office: the president-elect
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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