HyperDic: elect

English > 5 senses of the word elect:
VERBsocialelectselect by a vote for an office or membership
cognitionelectchoose
NOUNgroupelect, chosenan exclusive group of people
ADJECTIVEallelect, eliteselected as the best
allelectelected but not yet installed in office
elect > pronunciation
Soundsihleh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > elect: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningselected as the best.
Example"an elect circle of artists"
Synonymelite
Broaderselectedchosen in preference to another
Spanishselecto
Catalanselecte
Nounselectan exclusive group of people
English > elect: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningelected but not yet installed in office.
Example"the president elect"
BroaderincomingArriving at a place or position
Spanishelecto
English > elect: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAn exclusive group of people.
Example"one of the elect who have power inside the government"
Synonymchosen
Broaderelite, elite groupA group or class of persons enjoying / enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
Spanishlos elegidos
Adjectiveselectselected as the best
Verbselectselect by a vote for an office or membership
English > elect: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningselect by a vote for an office or membership.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey elect him as chairman
Example"We elected him chairman of the board"
Narrowerco-optchoose or elect as a fellow member or colleague
reelect, returnelect again
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishdesignar, elegir
Catalanelegir
Adjectiveselectivesubject to popular election
eligiblequalified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
Nounselectan exclusive group of people
electiona vote to select the winner of a position or political office
electora citizen who has a legal right to vote
electoratethe body of enfranchised citizens
English > elect: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningchoose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishelegir, escoger
Adjectiveselectivenot compulsory

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