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English definition of “elect”

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-electTaking and choosing
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