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Meaning of “elect” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 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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