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English definition of “elect”

elect

verb [T]     /ɪˈlekt/
B2 to decide on or choose , especially to choose a person for a particular job , by voting : The government is elected for a five-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 its members to be their spokesperson .ElectionsTaking and choosingDecisions and deciding 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 .Taking and choosingDecisions and deciding electable     /ɪˈlek.tə.bl̩/ adjective Clinton's youthful image made him an extremely electable candidate .Elections
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